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Volunteering that Aids Victims of Crimes

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Someone once asked me how I hold my head up so high after all I have been through. I said it's because no matter what, I am a survivor, NOT a victim.          - Patricia Buckley

Volunteering with victims of crimes can be a somber experience, yet many find this area of human services to be intrinsically rewarding and psychologically satisfying. This edition of Along the Web explores formal volunteering that aids and addresses victims of crime. Author Erick Lear will review a diverse group of websites, including: direct services provided to victims; services for the victims’ loved ones; self-help groups; and online services. Lear also includes websites that provide relevant information for volunteer administrators, with a focus on tips, resources, and tools to assist with volunteer management in crisis-oriented settings.