Victim Legal Assistance Network Development

This project is a collaborative effort between Empire Justice Center (EJC), Pro Bono Net (PBN), and CHSR researchers. It is funded by a grant from the New York State Office of Victim Services.

This project is a continuation of a federal grant from the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. The goal of the federally funded project was to develop a comprehensive, collaborative network to meet the civil legal needs of crime victims in New York State, outside of New York City. The current project seeks to expand and enhance the information and resources available on this New York Crime Victims Legal Help Network.

Evaluation & Research

CHSR analyzed data on crime and victim services; conducted a review of existing programs and services across New York State; surveyed victims and service providers; and conducted focus groups and interviews with crime victims, service providers, and civil legal attorneys to inform the development of the Network. Currently, CHSR is conducting a needs assessment of specific victim populations, obtaining feedback about how victims and service providers use the Network, and analyzing data to inform modifications to the Network.

For more information, contact Dr. Susan Ehrhard-Dietzel.   

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