Templates



In these times of increased demand for victim services and dwindling resources, it is critical that victim service providers work smarter, not harder. One of the ways that the Office of Victims’ Services (OVS) is helping advocates to achieve this is by providing templates, or models, of forms, letters and policies as required by the PCCD Standards for Victim Service Agencies. These templates can be adapted for use by local victim service programs to help them achieve compliance with the standards. In addition to using the templates as a guide for creating program information and materials, the OVS also encourages advocates to make use of available technologies such as email, websites (when applicable) and the PA-SAVIN victim notification system. The incorporation of these technologies can help save time and resources that can be better used to provide core services to victims, contributing to a win/win situation for victim service professionals and victims. It is important to note that these templates have been written to comply with the federal government’s requirements under Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 concerning the accessibility of materials to individuals having Low English Proficiency (LEP). Should victim service programs decide to significantly change these templates or create their own, such materials will need to be LEP compliant. For further information on LEP compliance, please visit http://www.lep.gov/.

All documents are in .doc format.

  Name Description
MS Word Documents Assessment Standard CJ Introduction Letter.doc Victim/Witness Services is a special program in the District Attorney’s Office. We help victims of crime. We can do things like...
MS Word Documents Assessment Standard CJ Satisfaction Survey.doc At agency name, we want to make sure people receive the services they need. You can help us by answering some questions...
MS Word Documents Assessment Standard First Contact Police Letter.doc We are sorry that you are a victim of crime. I am writing to tell you about some of the rights you have under the law.
MS Word Documents Assessment Standard JJ Initial Notification.doc We are very sorry you are a victim of crime. Agency Name has been told that name was charged by officer name. The charges were charges.
MS Word Documents Assessment Standard JJ Satisfaction Survey.doc Assessment Standard
MS Word Documents Assessment Standard JJ Victim Contact Sheet.doc We want to make sure we can reach you with information about your case. If the court tells the defendant to pay money to you, we want to make sure you receive it. This information will help us do that.
MS Word Documents Assessment Standard Victim-Witness Intimidation Intake sheet.doc Please ask the following questions when a victim or witness contacts you to report a case of intimidation.
MS Word Documents Consent for Release of Insurance Information Form.doc I, __________________________, agree to the release of any and all insurance...
MS Word Documents Court Orientation Standard Criminal Process.doc When a crime is reported, the police will investigate. If the police believe a crime happened, they can arrest someone (the defendant). A defendant age 18 or older goes through the criminal justice system. So will a defendant under age 18 who is...
MS Word Documents Court Orientation Standard Definitions.doc These are some words you might hear during the court process.
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