Each grant agreement from CVSD includes specific language around the confidentiality of survivor information. This is a requirement that comes out of federal VAWA statute, which CVSD has adopted across most of our grant funds. Below you will find resources and additional information regarding confidentiality.
CVSD Common Outcome Measures Report
Since January 2006, the Crime Victims’ Services Division of the Oregon Department of Justice (CVSD) has required that approximately 120 victim services providers receiving CVSD-administered grant funds collect and report quarterly on data with regard to three outcome measures. All grantees use a single outcome measure, as well as two additional measures that are specific to the services they provide. CVSD directs that grantees determine which clients are appropriate to be surveyed (e.g., not clients in crisis), and that grantees collect feedback from at least 10% of this group. This report analyzes the data collected for the year from July 2010 through June 2011. It also compares the data with that collected for each of the two prior years.
District/City Attorney Victim Assistance Program Annual Reports
Each program receiving District/City Attorney Based Victim Assistance Program (DA/CA VAP) funds is required by statute to submit an annual report to the Department of Justice, Crime Victims’ Services Division. That information has been compiled for presentation in this report in order to demonstrate the aggregate impact of funds to the programs. The report includes statistical reports, the use of volunteers, summaries of common outcome and crime victims’ rights measures, the impact of honoring victims’ rights, track conference reports, and a list of programs receiving DA/CA VAP Funds.
Cultural Competency Standards
Original Prepared for Criminal Justice Services Division and Oregon Department of State Police By Barbara Glick, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Consultant, Revised July, 2006 By Bonnie Braeutigam, Oregon Department of Human Services and Nancy Greenman, Oregon Department of Justice. These standards are intended to be used by grantee agencies in creating a new plan or enhancing an existing plan to increase agency-wide cultural competency.
CVSD New Directors Day Training 2013 Resources
New Directors Day Training was held at the CVSD office on April 1, 2013 with over 30 directors who have been CVSD grantees for a year or less. While a majority of the presentations were done by CVSD staff, Cheryl O’Neil from DHS presented along with 2 seasoned directors in a well responded to breakout on “What we wish we had known.”
CVSD Directors Day Training 2013 Resources
Directors Day Training was held on April 2, 2013 at the Red Lion in Salem with guests from Washington DC – Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski and Robin Hassler Thompson represented Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) and gave an overview on the Economic Security for Survivors Project. Other topics included Community Collaboration with Tribal Nations, Advocacy/Collaboration/Outreach among grantees, Foreign-Born Human Trafficking, and Coordinated Care Organization. Specific breakouts were offered for DV/SA programs, CAICs and Tribal Nations, and VAPs focusing on victims’ rights.
CVSD Directors Day Training 2012 Resources
Directors Day Training was conducted on March 20, 2012 and featured a presentation on Trauma Informed Services by Mandy Decker, School of Social Work, Portland State University. Other topics included Grant Management, Internet Crimes Against Children, and a break out session on Cultural Competency for nonprofit agencies.