PSN Victim Service Spotlights: COVID-19 Retrospective

PSN-Victim-Service-Spotlights-Option-1In the first episode of the PSN TTA Victim Service Spotlights series, CNA’s Valerie Schmitt interviews East Baton Rouge Assistant District Attorney Mellie Fields and the Executive Director for the National Center for Victims of Crime, Renee Williams to discuss the lessons learned about victims services support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic created unprecedented challenges for victims of crime and victim service providers. Ms. Field and Ms. Williams discuss the additional stressors that victims experienced, the approach that criminal justice professionals implemented to engage and support victims, how organizations have embraced technology, and what strategies are like to continue in the future.