NYPD MOVES TO “VICTIM-CENTERED” APPROACH ON SEX CRIMES CASES. The New York Police Department’s ‘victim-centered’ approach to sex crimes is translating into more privacy for accusers and greater transparency with the department’s crime statistics.

August 29, 2019
Michael R. Sisak
U.S. News


NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the most concrete changes in the New York Police Department’s evolving approach to sex crimes sit some 20 feet apart, flanking the lobby of a century-old Bronx police station that was known in the neighborhood’s more turbulent years as “Fort Apache.”

The first is a new waiting room, furnished with couches, children’s toys and a radio playing soothing music. It’s designed to give victims of sexual violence a momentary oasis away from the building’s usual hustle and bustle before they meet with