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Creating a Victim Legal Assistance Network2019-09-20T22:42:39+00:00

How To Use This Guide

There is no one size fits all to creating networked legal services for crime victims.  Each community has unique victims’ needs, existing service capacities, and opportunities for collaboration.  These differences mean that every network will be created through a different path and operate differently.  This online Guide is an abridged version of the Guide for Developing a Victim Legal Assistance Network.  This Guide draws upon the experience of ten OVC-funded Victim Legal Assistance Networks, reflecting upon the successes, challenges, lessons learned, and promising practices to present key questions, considerations and resources to inform the process of establishing a network of legal services for crime victims.

Download a full PDF of this Guide: Guide for Developing a Victim Legal Assistance Network.

A NETWORK OF PEOPLE

A coordinated system of victim services.

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MOVING FROM THE PEOPLE TO THE VISION

How to create a sustaining vision.

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PLANNING FOR IMPLEMENTATION

An Implementation Plan moves beyond visioning to operational planning.

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IMPLEMENTING A NETWORK

Five components of operations to implement a network.

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Throughout this Guide these icons direct the reader to additional information.

Supporting documents are available on the Resources page to assist with creating and operating a Network, including:

EXAMPLES
Product provided by one of the ten Networks.

RESOURCES
Product with information and/or tools to assist with completion of necessary tasks.

SAMPLES
Product which can be customized or used in current form.

TEMPLATES
Basic outline of structure for a product that was commonly used by Networks.

 Information referenced is drawn directly from one of the ten OVC-funded Victim Legal Assistance Networks.

A direct quote from a person working with one of the ten OVC-funded Victim Legal Assistance Networks.