Evaluation And Assessment of Victim Services (2)

Chase Markowitz

CCJ 4687

Evaluation And Assessment of Victim Services

Krista Flannigan, JD

11/10/2021

Research Question

Evaluation And Assessment of Victim Services

US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. (1999). breaking the cycle of violence: Recommendations to improve the criminal justice response to child victims and witnesses.

Evaluating and assessing victim services is a noble goal to the society as it leads to the right and correct way of trying to inform people to get help and not shy away, therefore this paper discusses the process of evaluation and assessment of victim services as well as the impact of the evaluation on the quality of health services presented.

In this article, it is clear that children are the ones who suffer the most when it comes to sexual abuse cases. This is because with the innocence children portray it is very easy to lure them into sexual abuse and later it hurts them badly. The study aimed to study research for ways to end the cycle of child abuse violence and come up with ways to stop child abuse in the United States of America. The people who were involved in the study are the parents of the children, the criminals as well as the reformed ones and the children who had been or were abused. These criminals who are engaged in sexual abuse among children are very much considered to be in need of serious reform.

This is because abusing children is considered one of the greatest kinds of sexual offenses a person can do and therefore the reform services the criminals are exposed to makes sure that by the time, they are done with their period of service they are fully reformed and better people who realize that sexually abusing children is a very wrong thing to do. The results were that a great number of children who were sexually abused never grew into adulthood as normal people since the abuse affected them so much such that they went into different areas of their lives they could not have done into if it was not for the abuse. However, at the same time, those who abused the children were apprehended and they themselves properly reformed into better people.

Alliance, A. W. A. V. Sexual violence: law reform and access to justice.

This is a paper based on the Australian way of dealing with sexual abuse criminals and victims and helping both to come back to normal. The research was carried out by Australian women against violence alliance. It is one of the five national alliances funded by the government. The purpose of the paper was to come up with recommendations on how best the sexual abuse cases and victims can be dealt with in the best manner possible that appeals to the society, does not go over the human rights and makes sure that sexual abuse is done away with.

How New Legislation Could Help Victims Of Sexual Abuse. (2020, February 5). Oxygen Official Site. https://www.oxygen.com/the-witnesses/crime-news/how-new-legislation-could-help-victims-of-sexual-abuse

‌This article discusses the different laws which have been put into place by different legislations and specifically in relation to the children and generally sexual abuse. The states like the district Columbia came up with different laws which give more power to the person abused and this therefore makes it very difficult for the abuser to get away. This therefore is a kind of reform and when this is applied the abusers have to deter from their desire to sexually abuse children and other people since they fear what might come to them when it comes to judgment and law application.

Limitations of research

One of the major limitations of this research is identifying the children who have witnessed crime and finding a way to help them. When children experience abuse and aggressive behaviors which lead to violence, they are terrified and this usually leads to negative effects on them in the future. When children experience violence and abuse when young even if they do not suffer directly but are involved in seeing such acts, they are prone to become violent in their life in later days. Therefore, it is a challenge to this research on how to identify such children and the resources to give each of the victim’s specific care that is needed for them to be able to overcome the results of experiencing abuse or violence when young.

Another limitation which this research will experience is the issue of confidentiality when it comes to care for the clients. Even though it is a good practice sometimes it hinders reseachers from acquiring very important information which they can use for their researches and they become groundbreaking.

Implications For Research and Practice

With this type of information, it becomes easier for the organizations involved in taking care of children and preventing them from experiencing such violent acts and abuse to take action and focus on the areas mentioned by the research which need action. The recommendations part of the research is exactly what is most important in practicing caution and care for the victims as well as apprehending the criminals. Through the recommendations given at the end of the research and after data analysis it becomes easier for the other researchers in the field to get something to develop on. One implication of the study is that through the assessment of the victim services, quality of services will improve and because of this more people will get assisted. Most of the people who will be safeguarded will be children and through safeguarding the children the future can be made better since the reasons which make them prone to violence when adults will be reduced by the research.

Controversies, Disagreements and Similarities

The major controversy which arises in the articles is the fact that two of the articles talk about the justice system in united states while one talks about justice system in Australia and specifically about sexual abuse. Even though this article (Alliance, A. W. A. V. Sexual violence: law reform and access to justice), is an Australian one and ca be viewed as a contradiction of the research since the research is based the united states, it is actually a similarity in that with the research and literature review there will be a realization that what it stands for is the same as what is represented by the other two articles. Another similarity is that all the three articles agree that children need protection and care against their abusers.

Conclusion

In conclusion, it is true that evaluation and assessment of victim services is the best possible way to see if the children and any other person who is a victim of home-based violence or sexually abused victim are being helped according to best methods. Even though there is lack of trust in some of the institutions running the victim services it seems most of them are doing okay and they continue to be a great force to make the world a better place.

References

Alliance, A. W. A. V. Sexual violence: law reform and access to justice.

How New Legislation Could Help Victims Of Sexual Abuse. (2020, February 5). Oxygen Official Site. https://www.oxygen.com/the-witnesses/crime-news/how-new-legislation-could-help-victims-of-sexual-abuse

US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. (1999). breaking the cycle of violence: Recommendations to improve the criminal justice response to child victims and witnesses.