The UCA Police Department makes multiple efforts aimed in prevention of crime. Regardless of the efforts some members of the campus community will inevitably become the victims of crimes. Victims deserve support and fair treatment. The first responding officer to the scene is the initial source of protection for the victim. The manner in which the officer treats a victim at the time of the crime and afterwards affects not only the victim’s immediate and long term ability to cope with the crime, but their willingness to assist in prosecution as well. The objective of the UCA Victim Assistance Program includes, but is not limited to, the following:
VINElink, is an online replication of the VINE (Victim service information, National and local searches, Local community resources, E-mail notification) service. The VINElink site has two missions. First, it provides easy, online access to information about an offender's custody status. Second, it provides information in the forms of articles and tips to help victims of crime, their friends and families, as well as victim advocate and law enforcement professionals. Part of the VINElink information resource is CAMPUSlink, which features articles and resources providing strategies specific to campus safety, including safety tips and specialized victim services.
For further information about VINElink, visit www.vinelink.com.