IOVA's Values & Principles
Adopted by the Board of Directors, February 10, 2006
Our values are integrity, compassion, and justice.
- Victims' rights are universal human rights; survivors need and deserve access to safety, support and justice.
- Victims of crime and catastrophes should have consistent rights and services guaranteed by law, policy and practice.
- All people have a right to prevention of victimization.
- Those individuals and entities who violate victims’ rights should be held accountable for their actions.
- International partnerships are needed to ensure that all victims of crime and catastrophe are adequately served.
- Services to victims and survivors should be victim-centered and trauma-informed.