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Crime Victim Services Award

2017 NSA Crime Victim Services Award

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:

  • What accomplishments has the nominated Sheriff's Office made on behalf of crime victims and how are those accomplishments innovative and unique?
  • How has the nominee's victim services and/or programs impacted the local citizenry?
  • How have the actions of the nominee influenced the policies, practices, and attitudes toward crime victims by its other governmental/non-governmental partner organizations in the community?

The deadline for receipt of nominations by NSA is December 9, 2016. 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.


Past Recipients

2011 Recipient of Crime Victim Services Award: Orangeburg County, South Carolina, Sheriff's Office
2010 Recipient of Crime Victim Services Award: Douglas County, Colorado, Sheriff's Office.
2009 Recipient of Crime Victim Services Award: Cherokee County, North Carolina, Sheriff's Office.
2008 Recipient of Crime Victim Services Award: East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Sheriff's Office.
2007 Recipient of Crime Victim Services Award: Pinal County, Arizona, Sheriff's Office.
2006 Recipient of Crime Victim Services Award: Monroe County, Georgia, Sheriff's Office.
2005 Recipient of Crime Victim Services Award: Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, Sheriff's Office.