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The National Sheriffs' Association recognizes that victims of crime have unique needs and that appropriate assistance to victims should be provided by law enforcement as early as possible in the response process.
In an effort to focus more national and local attention on law enforcement services provided to victims of crime, NSA annually recognizes a Sheriff's Office that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in support of victims with the NSA Crime Victim Services Award. The award is generously sponsored by Appriss, Inc.
Presentation of the award is made during a plenary session at NSA's Annual Conference. The Sheriff and Victim Services Coordinator of the recipient Office receive an all-expense paid trip to the Conference. An article is also placed in the Conference Program, recognizing the vision, leadership, and action of the Sheriff and his/her staff to improve the lives of victims in the aftermath of a crime. And, the Sheriff and Coordinator are invited to make a presentation about their victim services program at NSA's Crime Victim Services Committee meeting.
Nominations for the Crime Victim Services Award may be submitted by any individual or organization. The Sheriff of the nominated Office must be an NSA member. Nominations should include a brief overview of the Sheriff's Office, and then address the following questions, in addition to any other achievements of the Office that the nominating individual or organization may wish to highlight:
The deadline for receipt of nominations by NSA is December 5, 2014. Nominations should be no more than 10 pages in length, including attachments, and should not include DVDs, CDs, etc. Mail nominations to the attention of Tim Woods at NSA (1450 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314). For further information, contact Tim at 703-838-5317.