Strategic Planning for Victim Service Leaders

From the Office on Victims of Crime:

On February 24, 2010, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Anne Seymour and Viki Sharp regarding Strategic Planning for Victim Service Leaders. Ms. Seymour is Cofounder and Senior Advisor of Justice Solutions, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that specializes in criminal and juvenile justice, crime victims' rights and services, and community safety. In addition to serving victims for 25 years as a crime victim advocate, she has also helped more than 30 local, state, and national entities to develop strategic plans and authored or contributed to more than 30 OVC publications, including the Strategic Planning Toolkit. Ms. Sharp has spent 30 years as an advocate for crime victims' rights and continues to educate and train others during her retirement. As a consultant for the National District Attorneys Association and OVC, Ms. Sharp helped establish and expand victim services throughout the country and provided extensive training in crisis intervention, communication, vicarious trauma, team building, and victimology to law enforcement and victim service providers. For more information about the Web Forum discussion, visit

Visit the OVC Web Forum now to submit questions for Ms. Seymour and Ms. Sharp and return on February 24 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Learn how to participate beforehand so you are ready for the discussion.