Category Archives: Victim Services

Five Strategies to Safeguard Children during Parental Arrest

The arrest of a parent can, and often does, have significant lasting effects on children, whether they witness the arrest or not. But, what is the scope of the problem? There are no available statistics for the number of children … Continue reading

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IACP Recognizes Human Rights Day

Today, December 10, marks human rights day across the globe. While many of us will be joining in on the discussion on the importance of human rights today, this is something that we, at the International Association of Chiefs of … Continue reading

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Defense Chiefs and University and College Police Sections of the IACP Meet to Discuss Sexual Assault

Last month, the IACP’s Defense Chiefs of Police and University and College Police Sections held a joint meeting at Quantico Marine Corps Base (Virginia) to discuss challenges they face responding to and preventing sexual assaults and to share effective promising … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Justice/Office for Victims of Crime Providing Funding Support for Midsize Law Enforcement Agencies to Implement the IACP/OVC Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims (ELERV) Strategy

Are you a midsize law enforcement agency (population of 50,000 to 500,000) in need of funding to improve your agencies response to victims of crime? If so, you should apply for the OVC FY 2014 Service, Support & Justice: A … Continue reading

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What is Your Department Doing For Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During the month, we encourage you to raise awareness about the realities of sexual assault, provide effective services for victims, and disseminate resources and tools to you department members and to members of … Continue reading

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Upcoming Vermont Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women Crimes

In June 2014, the IACP will be holding the Vermont Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women in Burlington, VT. With support from the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), this transformative opportunity will be focused … Continue reading

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Victim Services Series – Waco Police Department

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In 2012, the Waco Police Department’s Victim Services Unit, based out of Texas, was awarded the IACP and Login Inc.’s Excellence in Victim Services Award in the medium size agency category for their outstanding work with the victims of crime. The … Continue reading


Victim Services Series – IACP Excellence in Victim Services Award

In the past year, the IACP has recognized initiatives by agencies from Monroe County, Georgia; Waco, Texas; and Arlington, Texas, among others, for ramping up the victims’ services efforts within their communities. In this blog series, we will recognize some … Continue reading