The guide is designed to help prosecutors, victim advocates, and policymakers understand the state of victim/witness assistance in rural communities, including staffing limitations, the roles and responsibilities of advocates, and the challenges that rural prosecutors' offices face in providing assistance to crime victims and effectively prosecuting the perpetrators of crime. It provides an overview of these challenges along with tips and strategies for overcoming them. Likewise, the guide includes promising practices with an extensive list of resources.
Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Guide for Rural Prosecutors

This report details the process used in selecting the site and implementing the project as well as includes some of the documents created, such as job descriptions and contracts.

West Virginia Mobile SANE Project, Final Report

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Implementing SANE Programs in Rural Communities - OVC

This guide was developed to help other rural regions decide whether a mobile SANE project, customized to their local needs, might be a viable option. To that end, it focuses on the process used to plan and implement the West Virginia project and the lessons learned by FRIS and other stakeholders.

The seventh volume for this NSVRC publication! Featured inside: 10 Years of VAWA and Medical Screening in Rural Areas, Coalition Spotlight, and more . . .

This NSVRC publication sheds light on the obstacles facing service providers and victims in rural communities across the United States.

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