What is the WLSP Evaluation?
Through the Wraparound Legal Services Project (WLSP), we are working with Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center and other Denver-area agencies to evaluate LINC, a new approach to provide legal services to crime victims. You may have been invited to take a research questions about your experiences accessing legal services.
WHY WAS I ASKED TO TAKE A SURVEY?
Researchers at the University of Denver’s Traumatic Stress Studies (TSS) Group are working with Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center and other Denver-area agencies to evaluate new programs designed to provide wraparound legal services for crime victims. Adults (aged 18 and older) who may have accessed some part of the new programs (for themselves, for a loved one, or as part of their jobs) may have been asked to participate in a survey.
HOW WILL MY ANSWERS BE USED?
The researchers do not know how any particular person answered survey questions. That is, your answers are stored anonymously. The researchers will analyze answers to provide feedback to Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center on the wraparound legal services in order to try to provide the best possible services to crime victims. We keep everything you tell us anonymous. The Federal law on confidentiality (42 USC 3789g) that applies to this study says that the identifiable data we collect about you can only be used for research purposes, and no other purpose without your consent.
WHO IS CONDUCTING THIS STUDY?
Anne P. DePrince, Ph.D., and the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center are conducting this study, which is funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. This study will help us understand what is easy or hard about trying to get legal help in the Denver area after a crime.
Your choice to participate or not has no effect on your access to legal services. For more information about PALS, please contact (303.871.7407), (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (ATTN: Anne DePrince, Department of Psychology, 2155 S. Race Street, Denver CO 80208). If the researchers cannot be reached, or if you would like to talk to someone other than the researcher(s) about; (1) questions, concerns or complaints regarding this study, (2) research participant rights, (3) research-related injuries, or (4) other human subjects issues, you may contact Chair of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects, at 303-871-4015 or by emailing IRBChair@du.edu, or you may contact the Office for Research Compliance by emailing IRBAdmin@du.edu, calling 303-871-4050 or in writing (University of Denver, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80208-2121)
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information from the research team, please contact us:
• Private email: email@example.com
• Private phone: 303.871.7407
For more information from Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center on wraparound legal services for crime victims in the Denver-metro area, please click here.
Last updated: 6Feb2015