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dc.contributor.authorHastings, Allison-
dc.contributor.authorKall, Kaitlin-
dc.descriptionMore than 2 million people are locked up in U.S. jails and prisons. Most were victims of crime before they were incarcerated, and many experience victimization during their incarceration or once they return home. But regardless of when their victimization occurred, the vast majority of survivors who have previously been incarcerated do not get the services they need to heal.The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera), the NRC partner leading the work to improve access to victim services for formerly incarcerated survivors, conducted a landscape analysis to understand service needs and gaps for this population of crime victims. Vera assembled a group of experts comprising victim service providers, advocates (including people who have personally experienced incarceration), and allied professionals to help design and implement this assessment. With the group’s guidance, Vera engaged more than 40 people through 8 informational interviews, listening sessions, and exploratory phone calls. They represented a range of perspectives and included Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) administrators, victim advocates, lawyers, reentry professionals, formerly incarcerated survivors, researchers, and criminal justice reform advocates. Vera also compiled and analyzed practice documents as well as an academic literature review.en_US
dc.subjectVictims of crimes—Services for—United Statesen_US
dc.subjectEx-convicts—Crimes againsten_US
dc.subjectEx-convicts—Services for—United Statesen_US
dc.titleOpening the door to healing: Reaching and serving crime victims who have a history of incarcerationen_US
pu.depositorKnowlton, Steven-
dc.publisher.placeBrooklyn, N.Y.en_US
dc.publisher.corporateNational Resource Center for Reaching Victimsen_US
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