Why do we need your help?

Your input will help state administrators of funds serving victims know how to effectively serve those in need. This assessment will help establish priorities to improve the safety and well being of victims of certain crimes. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Responses will remain anonymous, as no personally identifying information is collected. Participation in the survey must be completed by close of business day, Friday, July 30th to be included in the needs assessment. The results will be shared with the State Planning Committee ( which includes representatives from: Division of Administrative Services, Justice and Community Services; West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources; West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence; West Virginia Foundation for Rape and Information Services; West Virginia Child Advocacy Network and the West Virginia Family Protection Services Board) and presented in the West Virginia Victimization State Plan.
So let's get started, first tell us a little about yourself

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* 1. Age

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* 2. Race/Ethnicity 

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* 4. Have you or anyone you know been a victim of any of the following crimes or utilized services?

  I have been a victim of this crime I know a victim of this crime I or someone I'm close with have been a victim of this crime and have used the services I am unaware of services
Sexual violence
Domestic violence
Child abuse/neglect
Abuse in later life
Hate crimes
Human trafficking
Stalking
Teen dating violence
Murder/homicide
Other crimes (for example, arson, robbery/burglary, DUI/DWI, Identity theft, non-family violence, kidnapping, vehicular, mass violence, terrorism, etc.)

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* 5. Please rate how beneficial the services provided in your community are for the victims of the following crimes:

  Not at all beneficial Somewhat beneficial Very beneficial I am not aware of any such services I am aware but have not used this service
Sexual violence
Domestic violence
Child abuse/neglect
Abuse in later life
Hate crimes
Human trafficking
Stalking
Teen dating violence
Murder/homicide
Other crimes (for example, arson, robbery/burglary, DUI/DWI, Identity theft, non-family violence, kidnapping, vehicular, mass violence, terrorism, etc.)

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* 6. What would improve services for victims of:

  Increased staffing More or better training Financial assistance to victims More culturally respectful services Outreach and awareness about services provided I do not know enough about this service to answer
Sexual violence
Domestic violence
Child abuse/neglect
Abuse in later life
Hate crimes
Human trafficking
Stalking
Teen dating violence
Murder/homicide
Other crimes (for example, arson, robbery/burglary, DUI/DWI, Identity theft, non-family violence, kidnapping, vehicular, mass violence, terrorism, etc.)

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* 7. What would improve the access to civil or criminal legal system response (i.e. law enforcement, prosecution, victim representation, family court  etc.)  for victims of:

  Increased staffing More or better training More inclusion of the victim in the process More culturally respectful services Provide referrals to victim advocates I do not know enough about this service to answer
Sexual violence
Domestic violence
Child abuse/neglect
Abuse in later life
Hate crimes
Human trafficking
Stalking
Teen dating violence
Murder/homicide
Other crimes (for example, arson, robbery/burglary, DUI/DWI, Identity theft, non-family violence, kidnapping, vehicular, mass violence, terrorism, etc.)

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* 8. Are there any people in your community for whom providing services is especially challenging? If so, please describe the group as specifically as possible and which services are most problematic. (Examples may include crisis hotline for Spanish-speaking populations or counseling for an unaccompanied minor.)

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* 9. If you have been a victim of crime since March 2020, please describe the impact that COVID has had when accessing services and/or on the quality of services you have received.

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* 10. Please provide any additional comments or suggestions for helping your community's response to victims of crime.

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