Category Archives: Victim Services

The Importance of the Right Person in the Right Place

The Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers recommendations for working in partnership with community stakeholders to increase public safety. Highlights include: engaging in multidisciplinary community team approaches, considering public trust when implementing strategies, and embracing a guardian mindset. The Lowell, … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Drugs & Alcohol, Partnerships, Victim Services, Youth

Eradicating Modern Slavery: Saving Victims Among Us

Guest Blogger: Deputy Chief Carmen Best, Seattle, Washington, Police Department January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, but sadly, even in the 21st Century we are still experiencing slavery and human trafficking in many of our communities. What … Continue reading

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IACP Releases Four-Part Training Video: The Crime of Domestic Violence

The crime of domestic violence is complex and law enforcement officers often feel frustrated and discouraged when responding. Officers provide as much support to victims as possible, but when equipped with a better understanding of the nuances and dynamics of … Continue reading

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Virginia Commonwealth University Police Uses Survivor-Centered and Offender-Focused Approach to Sexual Assault Investigations

Guest Blogger: Corey Byers, Public Information Officer, VCU Police Department, Richmond, VA Sexual assaults are one of the hardest crimes to investigate. By the time Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Police officers hear a survivor’s story, the student is understandably confused about what happened, … Continue reading

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IdentityTheft.gov Helps First Responders Help Identity Theft Victims

Guest blogger: Nat Wood, Associate Director, Division of Consumer & Business Education, Federal Trade Commission At the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), we say that recovering from identity theft is easier with a plan. The same is true for responding to … Continue reading

Posted in Cybercrime, Technology, Victim Services

Technology and Violence Against Women Series – Posting Content Online

In this blog series, we are examining the impact of technology on violence against women crimes, as identified by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) Safety Net Project. Tomorrow, the IACP Violence Against Women team will focus on … Continue reading

Posted in Cybercrime, Social Media, Technology, Victim Services | 1 Comment

It’s Happening Here: Identifying Partners for Proactive Labor Trafficking Investigations

Guest bloggers: Colleen Owens, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute, Washington, D.C., and Derek Marsh, Labor Trafficking Fellow, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. What does human trafficking look like in your community and what are you … Continue reading

Posted in Partnerships, Victim Services

Technology and Violence Against Women Series – Sexting

In this blog series, we are examining the impact of technology on violence against women crimes, as identified by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) Safety Net Project. In the coming weeks, the IACP Violence Against Women team … Continue reading

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Technology and Violence Against Women Series – Identifying Laws to Charge Perpetrators Who Misuse Technology

In this blog series, we are examining the impact of technology on violence against women crimes, as identified by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) Safety Net Project. In the coming weeks, the IACP Violence Against Women team … Continue reading

Posted in Cybercrime, Technology, Victim Services

Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Violence on Campus

The IACP National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women, in collaboration with the State University of New York (SUNY) System Administration, supported by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, is pleased to announce two upcoming … Continue reading

Posted in Education & Training, Victim Services