Through the network, a member organization has numerous opportunities to connect to other legal service providers and learn about their services.
Increased Access to Services for Clients
The VLNDC referral process aims to reduce the time and steps it takes a client to reach available and relevant legal services that they may not have otherwise pursued. While the network cannot guarantee legal representation, it reduces the likelihood that a client will contact an organization that cannot address their immediate legal needs. On the other hand, members may see a reduction in the number of referrals they have to make that stem from requests for unavailable services.
Responsive Training Opportunities
VLNDC will conduct regular ongoing advanced trainings in specific topics identified and requested by its members. These trainings are accessible to all staff at member organizations. The network is interested in responding to the needs of our members so that the trainings can support and enhance services provided.
Through our national technical assistance provider, the National Crime Victims Law Institute, members have access to detailed crime victims’ rights trainings applicable to our work.
VLNDC is one of nine jurisdictions across the U.S. being funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime for the purpose of creating holistic victim services networks. With the assistance of the National Crime Victims Law Institute, VLNDC will be collaborating with the other networks to share successes, lessons learned, and strategies for ongoing network concerns.