As professionals in the victim services field, we understand that for victims, staying home may not be the safest option right now. The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council wants to say thank you for continuing to deliver life saving services to the most vulnerable. We understand that this is a time filled with anxiety of the unknown. We thank you for your selfless service and for continuing to respond to those in need. ​​

​​CJCC leadership is gathering information from the CDC, Administration for Children and Families, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Violence Against Women, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Public Health, and National Technical Assistance Providers to address concerns that are specific to victim service providers and shelter services. We encourage programs to contact their local health department for the most updated information and guidance to assist you in decision making. We created the COVID-19 Response Guidance for Subrecipients document. This is the only guidance we have at this time, but we will be updating the guidance as more information becomes available.  ​​

​​CJCC will be as flexible and supportive as possible during this time. Please reach out to the CJCC team for specific needs or questions. ​​

​​Sincerely,​​

​​Kristy Carter​​
Victim Assistance Division Director