Victim Services in Law Enforcement: Design, Implementation and Evaluation
40 Hour Training Course / KLEC Certified
This course is designed to help students build a foundation for the implementation of law enforcement-based victim services. It contains blocks of instruction on victim services provision, job description development and selecting the right candidate, policy and procedure development, funding and strategic planning, and evaluation.
Course Topics and Areas of Study:
- Case Studies
- What is Victim Services
- Victim Services Data
- How Victim Services Support Law Enforcement
- Watch and discuss Unbelievable
- Job Description Composition and Hiring/Training the Right Candidate
- Reasons to have a victim services professional as the manager and how command can support the manager
- Development of policies and procedures
- Integration of victim services in departmental SOPs
- Organizational structure
- Salary and executive command considerations
- Strategic Planning
- Capstone Project
Course Materials and Equipment
Course materials (i.e., Powerpoint presentations, handouts, articles, etc.) will be provided electronically for this course on a computerized access link provided to registered students prior to the class. It is highly recommended that students download course materials to a laptop, tablet or other device prior to the first day of class and bring the device with them to the course. Otherwise, students should print SPI-provided course materials from the access link and bring printed materials with them to class.
In order to download course materials from the access link, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel software (Office Suite) should be installed on laptop, tablet or other device.
Who Should Attend:
Sworn commanders, or victim services professionals, who are responsible for the implementation of or supervision of victim services.
Upcoming Training and Lodging:
If this course is not currently scheduled, it can be brought to your region by a co-hosting agency or through a contract. Learn more.