November 28, 2013 11:52 PM

KC Police Department’s new unit aids crime victims

Specialists now call every victim of a robbery or aggravated assault, usually the day after the crime, many times even before a detective has been assigned the case. They also send a follow-up letter detailing victims’ rights and different free services that could be available to victims, including grief and trauma counseling. They’ve contacted more than 400 victims so far.

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