Social services staff can contribute to the prosecutions of traffickers by supporting victim-witnesses who want to engage with law enforcement. This Practice Guide illustrates the role of social services staff in criminal justice processes using composite scenarios based on real cases and provides an overview on how to create safety and support plans and ensure the victim has the necessary information to exercise choice throughout the criminal justice process. Social workers, case managers, shelter staff, and victim advocates will benefit from this Practice Guide’s application of the victim-centered approach to victim-witnesses in the criminal justice process.

File Type: pdf
Categories: English
Tags: Civil Society, Criminal Justice, Social Service Providers, Supporting and Assisting Victims, Working with Victims