Providing Services to Victims Viewing a Trial at Multiple Locations. Masthead shows a series of photos depicting trials, conferencing, and TV watching.
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Getting Started--Meeting a Need
  Why Collaborate?
  Benefits of
   Collaboration

  Consequences of
   Failing To
   Collaborate

  Benefits of
   Resource
   Coordination

  Coalition Roles and
   Responsibilities

  Getting the
   Most From This
   Publication

Setting Up a Safe Haven for Victims
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Building Your Coalition
Developing Task Forces
Providing Limited Services
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Coalition Roles and Responsibilities

An effective coalition depends on many people—federal representatives, trained volunteers, and others—to successfully provide Safe Haven services to the affected victims. Coalition leaders include the—

  • U.S. Attorney's Office: An Assistant U.S. Attorney is assigned to ensure compliance with legal responsibilities to the victims and to serve as a contact among victims, the prosecution team, and the coalition.

  • Federal Security Administrator: The CCTV sites may be designated extensions of the courtroom, so the U.S. Marshals Service may be responsible for providing protection to the victims. This representative should be an integral part of security planning, along with local law enforcement agencies.

  • Local Site Coordinator: This person has the primary responsibility for implementing the service plan. He or she is the main point of contact for coalition members, volunteers, victims, the court, and the media. The coordinator establishes task forces to implement aspects of planning, as needed.

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