VAMS Victim Assistance Management System Software was researched, written eighteen years ago and upgraded annually for victim advocates in the Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Rape Crisis, Coalitions, Bond Court, Law Enforcement, Shelters, Prosecuting Attorney/Victim Witness Agencies. 'VAMS' is not written in stone and for the past eighteen years we have listen to all our "advocates' their agencies" continuously fine-turning the software to meet the advocate reporting needs. CCSLLC a South Carolina based Company in business to serve our advocates 'a victim advocate partner' and have specialized in the area of assisting the advocate with tracking of victims, suspect/abusers/defendants, and services provided to victims plus grant statistical reporting.
With the growing need for providing better service to your victims of crime and the ever-increasing paperwork the advocate has on a day-to-day routine, our agencies have found 'VAMS'Software to be in-valuable at streamlining their basic needs.
Nowthat we are beginning our eighteen (18th) year serving the victims of crime community and Internet capability, we have taken this opportunity to give VAMS a NEW LOOK with the latest technology, case and victim information imaging abilities from VAMS 'paper-less' one click from your desktop and view the case image or images without leaving your work station / e-Mailing clients/court letters and we moved VAMS into the Microsoft Office Professional 2007/2010/2013/365 Product arena modifying the entry screens aligning the most important fields from left to right and much more.
The Microsoft Office Products allows the agency to mail merge letters automatically from VAMS using the information retained by each client and their cases. We also have included an annual calendar so each advocate may enter his or hers appointments and notes with instance access to preview advocates schedules or appointments. This will replace sticky notes. Also 'Wireless Remote Internet & Paper-less Capability' from 'court, home or office'.
a. keep the victim's personal communication with the advocate ... confidential! b. keep volunteer hours and services provided! c. accurately tracks and reports victim information! d. allows calendar schedule by advocate! e. allows victim information to be at your fingertips! f. allows client/case accumulate expenses with services provided! g. allows tracking client and group education!
h. allows suspect or abuser information to be at your fingertips!
. Tracks Gang Names and Weapon Types
. Unlimited Bond Court Hearing's and selected Reasons
i. allow you to image pictures of the clients, suspect/abusers and client injuries!
j. Client 'victim' Survey's and Assessments Reports. k. automatically mail merge letters using client, case information!
NEWallows e-Mail's to clients & e-Mail copies of the client letter to the
courts! (automatically and another paperless option)
l. case imaging 'paperless' (copy & paste from white pages)! m. gives you todays reports without the days of compiling! n. allows you to remotely communicate by use of the Internet!
Important Notice: 'PAPERLESS V.A.M.S.' unlimited scanning of original documents by client/case for immediate viewing of individual client or case information.
All this and much more with ... V.A.M.S.!
Client Information - Client Pictures - Client Counseling Information - Brief Phone Counseling - Client Case Information - Client Case Services Provided - Client Case Injury Pictures - Court Dates - Abuser/Suspect Information - Unlimited Bond Court Entries and Reasons - Co-Defendants Information - Victim Advocate Training and Advocate Community and School Presentations - Shelter Services and Shelter Days - Displaced Homemaker Information - Track Volunteer Hours & Services Provided - Agency/Advocate Defined Tables - Letter Master Mail Merge 'using client data', e-Mailing Client, Court Letters Automatically and much more....
Less File Cabinets - Less Paper Storage Imaging of Client notes and Client Cases along with client work papers that can be previewed anytime from the workstation along with the client/victim information. The imaging folder is stored on an external path drive or server. The latest technology will allow twin monitors whereas all previewed images selected can be physically moved to the second monitor with your mouse therefore you are able to view the client/case/services provided plus other information at the same time.
Brief Telephone Counseling
(Not A Victim)
This screen allows the advocate to record telephone calls from 'maybe' future or in-process crime victims where they just need advice at the moment. The advocate is able to record 'enter' services that was suggested and should the person become a victim then 'there's some history' available. There are reports as shown where the advocate may give a count of all her services either 'daily, weekly or monthly' at her fingertips.
** see the entry screen below **
Agency Quote: VAMS was not what I had originally envisioned as far as aesthetics, but it has already proven to be far more than I had hoped for in terms of functionality. I am not sure how anyone or agency providing victim services could do the best job possible without using CCS and their VAMS software. I have been able to make tremendous strides in getting to a more manageable workload and expect to be able to continue in that direction while also expanding what I can do and maximizing what I can do on VAMS.
Agency Quote: It takes about 25 minutes to compile my monthly statistics instead of the usual three (3) days and I am able to track repeat victimizations and provide more timely assistance. I would highly recommend VAMS to all victim advocates.
Agency Quote: CCS victim assistance software is invaluable in accessing victim information quickly. You always have the information you need right at your fingertips.
Agency Quote: VAMS gives us easy access to victim and client information. It also eliminates the need for hard copies of many files.
Click on the LE VAMS Screen Demonstration LE Demo VIDEO
* Due to the LE-VIDEO 'sample version' size we had to divide it into (2) two parts. As you notice there is a 'Word' document that you may down load and print that gives the step by step video 'no audio' demonstration.
Currently moving the Law Enforcement versions to SQL Server as a second choice.
This opportunity gives the larger agencies additional opportunity based on their yearly activity of victims of crime and data storage. This project has completed one version and in process of beginning another. The installation would require an SQL IT available before and after the installation.
This process will initially continue to use the Access Front-End with a SQL Back-End Data File with 'pass-through-queries' therefore taking advantage of the SQL Server abilities.
If this is a future interest of your agency and you want to get started with the current Access version an upgrade will be available once the SQL versions are complete.
The initial versions are using SQL Server 2008 R2 and upgradable.
Questions or Comments: .... please e-mail either of the below addresses with a phone number and I'll return your call or unless you choose to call.
Thank you for visiting, Don Morgan
Carolina Crisis Software LLC Don Morgan (author) (864) 237-0217 Cell# - (864) 585-7991 Office