2020 SACAD Entrants

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Non Empirical- Undergraduate


The study of victimology emerged around the 1970s—an awakening to the importance for consideration of survivors and victim services. This study reviewed the federal definition for victim services and used it as a guiding thread when studying available resources across Kansas. Additionally, literature provides program suggestions for services across the U.S., effectiveness and utilization of programs, and limitations. In line with other states, findings suggest statewide implementation of an interaction map outlining service name, target audience, and location of victim services. This resource would provide the state with a means for disseminating breadth of services while also locating where services are lacking—typically, services are limited for survivors in rural locations.