Establishing Connections: Integrating Victim Services in Rural Law Enforcement Agencies Webinar – July 2023

On Thursday, July 6, at 2:00pm ET, the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) is hosting a webinar addressing strategies for providing victim services in rural communities, best practices, and lessons learned.

Attendees will hear from Caroline Huffaker, Senior Program Manager at the National Policing Institute and former Victim Services Director of the Chattanooga, Tennessee Police Department, and Amy Durall, Office for Victims of Crime fellow. During the event, attendees will

  1. Learn about the critical importance of victim services and how it is integral to daily interactions between law enforcement agencies and the community.
  2. Develop a knowledge and understanding of victim services through a dedicated Victim Services Unit as well as individual officers in the field.
  3. Hear best practices for implementing a victim-centered approach to better serve rural communities.
  4. Identify partners or providers on a national, state, and local level to provide more efficient and effective victim services programming


Register here to attend the event.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the RVCRI team at