Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Guide for Rural Prosecutors

The guide is designed to help prosecutors, victim advocates, and policymakers understand the state of victim/witness assistance in rural communities.

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Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Guide for Rural Prosecutors by the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI) (Updated June 2008)

The guide is designed to help prosecutors, victim advocates, and policymakers understand the state of victim/witness assistance in rural communities, including staffing limitations, the roles and responsibilities of advocates, and the challenges that rural prosecutors' offices face in providing assistance to crime victims and effectively prosecuting the perpetrators of crime. It provides an overview of these challenges along with tips and strategies for overcoming them. Likewise, the guide includes promising practices with an extensive list of resources.

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