Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes: Coordination and Collaboration Between American Red Cross Workers and Crime Victim Service Providers
September 2005

Document Summary

The American Red Cross (ARC) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) fill critical and complementary roles in assisting victims of terrorism and mass violence. The deceased, survivors, and bereaved family members in these events are victims of a deliberately perpetrated criminal act. This booklet supports the important working relationship between OVC and ARC and provides ARC staff and volunteers with information about crime victims' rights and needs, how to assist victims of terrorism and mass violence crimes, OVC's services, and types of crime victim assistance and services.

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Introduction and Overview

OVC/American Red Cross Collaborative Timeline

Natural Disasters, Acts of Terrorism, and Mass Violence Crimes: Similarities and Differences

Office for Victims of Crime

Crime Victim Assistance and Services

Grants and Funding Available to Organizations Through OVC

Basics of the Criminal Justice Process


References and Resources

OVC Resource Center: 301-519-5500
Toll Free: 1-800-851-3420
TTY: 301-947-8374
OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center: 1-866-OVC-TTAC
TTY: 1-866-682-8880

This document was prepared by the Office for Victims of Crime and the American Red Cross under contract number OJP-2001-253-M, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Related OVC Resources & Links

NCJ 209681

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