In 2016, NCALL became the lead partner on older adults for the National Resource Center on Reaching Victims (NRC). The NRC is a one-stop shop where victim service providers, culturally specific organizations, criminal justice professionals, and policymakers may get information and expert guidance to enhance their capacity to identify, reach, and serve all victims, especially those from communities that too often have less access to healing services and avenues to justice.
The NRC is working to increase the number of victims who receive healing supports by:
- understanding who is underrepresented and why some people access services while others don’t;
- designing and implementing best practices for connecting people to the services they need; and
- empowering and equipping organizations to provide the most useful and effective services possible to crime victims.
The NRC is a U.S. Department of Justice project that is funded by Funded by the federal Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and led by the Vera Institute of Justice. It is a collaboration among Caminar Latino, Casa de Esperanza, Common Justice, FORGE, the National Children’s Advocacy Center, the National Center for Victims of Crime, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse Later in Life, Women of Color Network, Inc., and the Vera Institute of Justice.
In collaboration with its partners, the NRC delivers a comprehensive array of training and technical assistance to expand the capacity of victim service programs to identify and reach victims and to provide victim services are accessible, culturally appropriate and relevant, and trauma-informed, and that the overwhelming majority of victims’ access and benefit from these services.
For more information about the NRC, visit the NRC’s website at: https://reachingvictims.org/.
NCALL’s work with the National Resource Center is in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice 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.