“Crime victim service providers consider a range of factors when working with their clients, including mental health, exposure to trauma, and available criminal justice or social services. However, too often age, gender, and race are not considered when providing services.

The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) recently launched a training to help the field provide effective services to young men and boys of color. This 90-minute Providing Effective Services to Young Men and Boys of Color online training will help users—

–apply a client-centered approach with young men and boys of color who are victims of crime.

–identify the impact of historical events, racial discrimination, implicit bias, and other socio-ecological factors that impact help-seeking.

–assess various types of risks, including psychological, physical, and social safety.

–develop effective safety plans with each victim

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