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About OVCOJP SealMessage From the DirectorOVC Publishing Guidelines for Print and Web MediaNCJ 205247 / August 2004
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Product Types

Below are the products commonly published by OVC. OVC also produces Web-only, CD-ROM, DVD, and video materials. All materials are available online.

Bulletins provide information about training, promising practices, or findings and questions raised by symposia or focus groups in a short format. The emerging issues they address probably will be covered more thoroughly in reports, monographs, and manuals. (Length: 8–16 print pages.)

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Reports document the proceedings of structured focus groups in which practitioners and experts share their knowledge, learn about related efforts, obtain feedback, and generate recommendations for OVC and the field. The reports define the issues under discussion; summarize literature findings; address methodologies used; discuss gaps, promising practices, and approaches; and recommend action for the field and OVC. (Length: 16–60 print pages.)

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Monographs provide a full-length presentation of the findings, conclusions, methodology, and other information related to a specific program or project. (Length: 20–200 print pages.)

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Training guides contain materials to train victim service professionals in how to enhance their capability to serve crime victims. Training packages may include one or all of the following: participant manuals that describe basic concepts and specific practice-related information; trainer's manuals that include material in the participant manual along with annotated source material, lesson plans and objectives, and notes on audiovisual aides; and training-for-trainers manuals that establish the content in terms of adult learning theory and provide strategies for mentoring trainers new to a given topic. (Length: No more than 200 print pages.)

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Brochures provide brief descriptions of programs or special office activity. (Length: 2–6 print pages.)

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Handbooks emphasize the practical implementation of victim service tasks, offering service providers and allied professionals specific strategies and actions. (Length: 12–32 pages.)

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Promising practices feature technical assistance information drawn from national surveys of model practices or programs. They provide guidance on replicating and adapting elements of model programs to create new programs and refine existing ones. (Length: 24–52 print pages.)

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Resource directories offer contact information for agencies and organizations in specific areas of expertise. (Length: Determined by the subject matter.)

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E-publications are publications disseminated exclusively on the Web. (Length: Determined by the subject matter.)

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This document was last updated on August 20, 2004