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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Victims of Violence in Times of Disaster or Emergency

General Material
Published Date
July, 2006

Violent crime survivors can have a particularly hard time coping in the aftermath of a disaster. This paper highlights a number of emergency preparedness issues as they relate to violent crime and trauma. Because natural and man-made disasters can greatly impact the health and well being of crime victims and the response they receive, this paper offers some key recommendations to begin addressing gaps in victim services provision.