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Victim Services

ICF supports providers that offer assistance to victims of crime and violence and survivors of disasters in areas such as health, counseling, legal processes, community rebuilding, and funding.

ICF has developed a range of services to help providers help victims. These can be quickly implemented, easily adapted to fit different disaster scenarios, and work together seamlessly:

  • Curriculum building — Program development and training academies, including face-to-face, instructor-led training; online training; train-the-trainer training. Many of our curricula and e-learning programs are Continuing Education Unit qualified.
  • Capacity building — Program design and strategic planning; grant writing and fund raising; leadership development
  • Coalition building — Process development; facilitation; strategies for collaboration; best-practice sharing; conference and workshop creation
  • Research — Program Evaluation; legal studies; data collection and analysis
  • Information dissemination — Publication development; communications outreach

Through customized programs, ICF helps build the capacity of both seasoned and emerging crime victim assistance and disaster response organizations. Many of our victim services experts come from the field and have first-hand experience in the need to respect victims and to avoid re-victimization.

To meet critical needs in victim services provider training, ICF develops course offerings from best practices and evidence-based research. Recent training covers the areas of mass violence and terrorism, children living with trauma, and compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.