What is a Crime Victim Specialist?

Crime Victim Specialist Job Description

Crime victim specialists provide assistance, support and information to victims of crime or personal tragedy.



Typical Job Duties

• Provide assistance and emotional support to victims of crime or personal tragedy

• Gain background information of the crime or tragedy

• Work as part of crisis intervention team

• Respond to requests made by the police or other agencies

• Assist with applications for financial benefits and claims for restitution

• Provide support and trauma education for victims

• Assist in the preparation, delivery and explanation of victim impact statements



Scholarships for Becoming a Crime Victim Specialist

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Crime Victim Specialist. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Crime Victim Specialist. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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