Each year the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, and Concerns of Police Survivors lead the Nation in commemorating National Police Week, which will be observed this year from May 13–19, 2018.
To assist law enforcement and the communities they serve, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is funding the following resources:
–OVC Partnerships With Law Enforcement
Law enforcement personnel are often the first contact that victims of crime have. It is therefore critical that law enforcement understand the needs of crime victims, have the skills to provide a trauma-informed response, and have resources to help address work-related exposure to trauma.
This 6-minute video discusses OVC-sponsored programs and resources to enhance the delivery of services to victims of crime by law enforcement agencies.
–The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT)
VTT was developed on the premise that exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people—known as vicarious trauma—is an inevitable occupational challenge for law enforcement and other allied professionals. However, organizations can mitigate the potentially negative effects of trauma exposure by becoming vicarious trauma-informed.
This OVC toolkit offers guidance to help law enforcement agencies strengthen their ability to address work-related exposure to trauma.