Resources: 3.4 Addressing Common Operational Challenges
Community Building Skills and Conflict Resolution
Community Tool Box This is a practical, step-by-step tool in community-building skills. There are action models, tools, templates to guide, assess, plan, evaluate, and sustain your community efforts. The Community Tool Box is a service of the Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas.
Backing the Badge: Working Effectively With Law Enforcement As an effort of the Improving Police-Based Victim Services program, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) offers this booklet as a resource for victim service professionals who have recently entered the law enforcement arena, community-based advocates who assist law enforcement agencies, and those considering a victim service career within the law enforcement field. This booklet introduces terms, concepts, and practices associated with the unique and challenging profession of law enforcement, and was created to offer victim service professionals very basic information on working with law enforcement.
Victim Services and Law Enforcement: Next Steps This resource from the International Association of Chiefs of Police is the product of a law enforcement and victim service provider focus group that identified critical and emerging issues and addressed the barriers and challenges facing law enforcement regarding victim services. It provides recommendations on strategies to resolve these issues, overcome barriers, and meet the identified challenges.
Department of Justice Language Access Plan (PDF 440 KB) (2012) This document outlines the policy based on the principle of DOJ’s responsibility to take reasonable steps to ensure that communications between the Department and the limited English proficient person are not impaired because of the individual's limited English proficiency.
Human Trafficking and the Media (PPT 1,777KB) (2009)Developed by Florrie Burke, Human Trafficking Consultant, NYC, and Joy Zarembka, Executive Director, Break the Chain Campaign, this PowerPoint presentation provides guidance on working with the media for those working directly with victims of human trafficking.
Media Guide for Crime Victims & SurvivorsDeveloped by the Crime Victim Services (Ohio) Office in Allen County, this document provides guidance on frequently asked questions by the media and strategies for survivors and victims engaging with media.