April 24, 2013
Washington, DC: The National Center for Victims of Crime welcomes today’s release of the framework for Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report. This release—culminating more than two years’ research and high-level policy work commissioned by the Office for Victims of Crime OVC), Office of Justice Programs,
U.S. Department of Justice—will provide a roadmap for victim services in the 21st Century.
“For more than 40 years, victim services have been emerging from the grassroots to meet victims’ needs,” said National Center for Victims of Crime Executive Director Mai Fernandez. “At this crucial point in our history, we look forward to joining OVC in building a Vision 21-inspired future for the victim services field.”
The landmark Vision 21 report will help policymakers, program administrators, and victim service providers address common problems, identify the most successful solutions, and use resources most effectively. By presenting the field’s insights and collective experience, the report will pave the way for more data collection, evaluation research, and informed progress for victim services nationwide.