NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS AGENDA - A PLAN TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS
31 March 2021
APRIL 2021 NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS AGENDA A PLAN TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF OUR NATION’S DIVERSE VICTIMS OF CRIME 2021 NATIONAL CRIME VICTMS AGENDA A plan to address the needs of our nation’s diverse victims of crime. [...] In our National Victims Agenda, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice offers policymakers a plan to address the needs of diverse survivors of crime and stop the cycle. [...] 3 // NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS AGENDA: A PLAN TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF OUR NATION’S DIVERSE VICTIMS OF CRIME END DISCRIMINATION EXPAND VICTIM SERVICES ELIGIBILITY TO ALL VICTIMS OF CRIME AND VIOLENCE While important benefits and protections for victims exist in many states, such as victim compensation, those benefits and protections are not readily available to all crime survivors. [...] 4 // NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS AGENDA: A PLAN TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF OUR NATION’S DIVERSE VICTIMS OF CRIME ENSURE MORE URGENT HELP, LESS RED TAPE REACH MORE SURVIVORS IN CRISIS—AND FASTER The majority of crime survivors have never heard of victims’ compensation or other benefits programs designed to help victims stabilize. [...] Policymakers should provide substantially increased investment to frontline service providers to help quell the violence and get survivors the crisis-assistance support they need, and should increase the allocation of state general fund dollars to victims compensation programs and the other state grant programs to meet the true community victimization needs.