Online Toolkit To Support Child Victim Outreach

Office for Victims of Crime Launches Online Toolkit To Support Child Victim Outreach

OVC LogoThe Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has released an online toolkit of strategies for community collaboration to assist abused and neglected children and their caregivers. This free resource models the OVC-funded Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS) program in Charleston, SC, which connects child victims and their caretakers to local organizations who provide resources and special opportunities to these families in need. The toolkit offers lessons learned from the HALOS initiative, recommends strategies for establishing programs similar to HALOS, and provides sample tools to use with partnering organizations.

Resources:

Read OVC Director Joye E. Frost’s message about the HALOS program.

Learn more about the Attorney General's Defending Childhood initiative.

Learn more about OJJDP’s publication series on the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence.