Joye E. Frost, Director
Office for Victims of Crime
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
Joye E. Frost
Director of OVC
President Obama appointed Joye E. Frost as the Director of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) on June 14, 2013. During her previous tenure as OVC’s Acting Director and Principal Deputy Director, she launched the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative to expand the reach and impact of the victim assistance field. She forged closer ties with State Victims of Crime Act administrators and championed the integration of innovation with research in OVC’s efforts to build capacity in the field. She fostered a groundbreaking partnership between OVC and the Department of Defense to strengthen support to military victims of sexual assault, and greatly expanded OVC’s work to assist victims in Indian Country. She was instrumental in the development of OVC’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and Sexual Assault Response Team Training and Technical Assistance initiatives and spearheaded a number of OVC projects to identify and serve victims of crime with disabilities. She also implemented and oversees a discretionary grant program to fund comprehensive services to victims of human trafficking.
Ms. Frost began her career as a Child Protective Services caseworker in South Texas and worked in the victim assistance, healthcare, and disability advocacy fields for more than 35 years in the United States and Europe. During this time she spent several years working at both the community and headquarters level for the Department of Army.
Ms. Frost earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Health Services Management from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.