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Resource Spotlight: Victim Centered Definitions and Guides

Sometimes, when we are trying to explain what it means to be victim centered it can help to turn to outside sources for more information. While you work through defining victim centered for your team and community, here are some starting points. The Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC) in their guidebook on human trafficking provides a really good overview here. They also have this page, which may help your team. Finally, SVJI provides this resource. However, in each instance, it is important to make sure that you are working to customize definitions with your team—including your members and their agencies increases buy-in and ownership over definitions.

Do you have other resources to help others define victim centered? Please leave them in the comments!