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Exploring how the terms victim and survivor are used within the criminal justice system is helpful for practitioners who are working with victim-survivors and partnering together on a multidisciplinary response to sexual assault. Although these two terms can serve different needs, building rapport and supporting victim-survivors on their path to recovery provide a feeling of empowerment that goes beyond terminology.
Engaging Victims, Multidisciplinary Response, Victim Care
Advocacy Roles and Resources, Bridging Disciplinary Divides, Engaging Victims in Investigation, Engaging Victims in Prosecution
Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative aims to create a coordinated community response that ensures just resolution to sexual assault cases. Through this program, funding is provided to support multidisciplinary community response teams engaged in the comprehensive reform of jurisdictions approaches to sexual assault cases resulting from evidence found in previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.