Create a State-Specific Supplemental Guide

With respect to criminal justice system practices, state law and local practice vary throughout the country. This online training includes a template to assist victim services agencies in compiling a guide with specific state and local information.

Throughout this training there are numerous points at which users are referred to their agency’s state-specific guide for relevant information. For example, information about state sexual assault laws and local practice with respect to the collection and retention of “rape kits.”

To assist victim services agencies in providing the necessary information, the state-specific guide template corresponds to each reference point in the training.

If your agency creates a state-specific guide, please share it with us by sending it to If you have questions about developing the guide or are interested in receiving technical assistance, please email