Our core values
The work of the NY Crime Victims Legal Network (CVLN or Network) and the development of the website are guided by these core values:
Accessibility: The Network is committed to increasing crime victims’ access to information and resources.
Client-Centered: The Network promotes a client-centered approach to service delivery that focuses on the needs and concerns of the crime victim. A client-centered approach helps ensure the delivery of services in a nonjudgmental manner, at the same time empowering clients as engaged participants.
Culturally Competent: The Network promotes the delivery of culturally competent services that values the diversity of crime victims.
Ease of Use: The Network’s technology is being developed in a manner that prioritizes ease of use by crime victims, and helps ensure that information is easily obtained and understood.
Responsiveness: The Network will be responsive to the needs of crime victims and those assisting them, and will be adapted as needed.
Security: The Network is developing its online resource mindful of crime victims’ need for safety and the security of their confidential information.
Sustainability: The Network is being developed with an eye towards sustainability. The management and coordination of resources to ensure its continuation and success beyond the grant period is a priority.
Trauma-Informed: The Network promotes the delivery of trauma-informed services that reflect providers’ understanding of trauma and its impact on crime victims. The trauma-informed approach seeks to minimize victim re-traumatization, and recognizes the need to address secondary traumatization in providers.