1. Welcome!

 

The Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center (MCVRC) is engaged in a three-year project with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice to support the “Strengthening Partnerships and Building Identity Theft Victim Coalitions and Advocate Network Project.” This project will ultimately fund up to nine subgrantees to create and serve the National Identity Theft Victims’ Hub, a network of regional or statewide coalitions engaged to assist victims of identity theft by expanding or enhancing the outreach and capacity of victim service programs to better address the rights and needs of victims of identity theft.

We are asking you to fill-out an online questionnaire. It is important to hear from you so that we may design a project that supports the development of a network of coalitions to address the needs of identity theft victims. Your participation in this questionnaire is voluntary. If you decide to participate, you may withdrawal at any time. If you decide not to participate or if you withdrawal from participating at any time, you will not be penalized. The procedure involves responding to an online questionnaire that will take approximately 5-10 minutes. Your responses will be confidential and we do not collect identifying information such as your name, email address or IP address. To protect your privacy the survey has been developed so that no individual data will be shared or disseminated. No one will ever associate your individual responses with your name. The results of this study will be used for scholarly purposes and will be presented in aggregate form only, and will be included in an analysis report to OVC addressing the challenges, obstacles, and best practices to responding to the needs of victims of identity theft.

Your completion and submission of the questionnaire indicate your consent to participate in the project. If you have questions about your rights as a participant, you may contact MCVRC, 1001 Prince George’s Boulevard, Suite 750, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 or email Project Director Merry O’Brien at merry@mdcrimevictims.org.

Sincerely,


Merry O’Brien

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