While the vision is of networked legal services responsive to every victim’s every need, articulating which services (legal and non-legal) will be included in the Network, which will be by extra-Network referrals, and establishing a process for fluid movement between each is critical. With regard to legal services the inquiry must include what types of law will be covered (e.g., rights enforcement, immigration, employment, housing, education, family, benefits, Indian, military) in what settings (e.g., criminal, civil, administrative, campus, tribal, immigration). With regard to non-legal services the inquiry must include what types of services will be covered (e.g., housing, health services, language access, education, safety planning). As with geographic area, a phased rollout of crime and service types served may be desirable. An achievable vision of a Network requires asking both what exists and what one hopes will exist, including:
- What services are already provided by Stakeholders?
- What services are available from non-Stakeholders in the community or surrounding areas?
- What unmet legal and non-legal needs of crime victims are believed to exist?
- To what extent does current service capacity meet the demand, in terms of the number of victims seeking services, the timeliness of services, and accessibility?
- What commonalities exist among victims not seeking services (e.g., crime type, community)?
- How could service capacity be increased?