IACP RCD Director Firman to Participate in OVC Online Forum

The Director of the IACP’s Research Center, John Firman, will participate in “Enhancing Law Enforcement Responses to Crime Victims,” a web forum hosted by the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).

The forum will be held Wednesday, June 20at 2:00 p.m., Eastern. Joining Director Firman is Chief Raymond Rose of the Mundelein, Illinois, Police Department, whose expertise spans local, state, and national levels. The online forum will foster a real-time Q & A session on the critical needs of victims and strategies to maximize agency efforts.

Participants of the interactive forum will have an opportunity to share information with peers across the country and discuss challenges and solutions. By covering information regarding safety issues, resource access, internal and external challenges, and practices, this event for state, local, tribal, and federal law enforcement will be valuable as departments look to strengthen their response to and services for victims.

If you are interested in joining this event, please visit the OVC forum website for instructions on how to participate in the conversation. To submit a question for the event or to read the current dialogue, click here

The IACP has long been an advocate for victim’s services. Creating a victim-focused culture and implementing effective strategies within departments serves to strengthen all communities. The IACP provides training for law enforcement nationwide, recommends research-based policies and protocols, and has a Victim Services Committee. Visit the IACP website for information about the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims Project, a joint effort of OVC and the IACP.

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