CITY OF GARLAND,
Victim's Assistance - Crisis Counselors Program
The Victim Assistance - Crisis Counselors program was initiated in October, 1993, as part of a general community policing effort developed within the agency. The Victim Assistance Program (VAP) is attached to the Criminal Investigation Division, Personal Violence Unit of the police department. The unit is supervised by a sworn police lieutenant and staffed by three training civilian personnel. The VAP focuses on addressing the needs of violent crime victims, complainants, witnesses and their families. More specifically, the VAP's duties include but are not necessarily limited to the following:
The VAP accomplishes its mission by directly interfacing with various divisions within the police agency and with other local, state and federal law enforcement entities and social programs.
The VAP has an approximate annual budget of $150,834 in local and federal funding, which supports the work of three civilian employees supervised by one sworn police lieutenant.
CONTACT: Cmdr. Brian H. McDuffie, Criminal Investigation Division, City of Garland, P.O. Box 469002, Garland, TX 75046-9002, Telephone - (214) 205-2000.
The United States Conference of Mayors
J. Thomas Cochran, Executive Director
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