Source: (2000) Paper presented at the 10th International Symposium on Victimology held in Montreal, Canada, 6-11 August.
In this paper Michael Dawson puts forth a potential model of best practice for providing victimsâ€™ services and maximizing victimsâ€™ rights. The model involves setting realistic goals, applying private sector organizational practices, and building strong interagency and interpersonal relationships. Dawsonâ€™s aim is to show that human services can balance business-like management practices with caring, information, advocacy, and therapeutic services for clients. All of this is made concrete by Dawsonâ€™s use of the example of Victim Support Service Incorporated in Australia to illustrate possibilities and challenges for victimsâ€™ services.
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