New Resource! Increasing Access to Healing Services and Just Outcomes for Older African American Crime Survivors toolkit
In partnership with the OVC-funded National Resource Center on Reaching Victims, NCALL is excited to announce the release of the Increasing Access to Healing Services and Just Outcomes for Older African American Crime Survivors toolkit.
The toolkit uses a critical framework and an intersectional lens to examine the nexus of race, age, class, and victimization and the systemic barriers older African American victims of crime face in their lived experiences and when seeking supports and services from the crime victim assistance field. The toolkit has three parts, including a guide with content modules, a workbook with reflection questions, and a library of video clips.
The toolkit’s content is guided by video clips of older survivors sharing their stories and an expert panel providing insight into best practices for enhancing services to older African American victims. It offers practical strategies to help victim services providers and criminal justice systems stakeholders better identify, reach, and serve older African American victims.
The Increasing Access to Healing Services and Just Outcomes for Older African American Crime Survivors toolkit was produced by the Vera Institute of Justice and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life under award #2016-XV-GX-K015, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this forum are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
For questions about this toolkit, please contact: reachingvictims@Vera.org.
For more information about this toolkit and other resources to on enhancing services to older victims, please visit www.ncall.us/nrc.