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OVC Fact Sheet
July 2013
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OVC Builds Capacity To Serve
Crime Victims in Indian Country


Poverty, isolation, high crime rates, and a chronic lack of services for victims all contribute to making this underserved population a high priority. Full Fact Sheet

How the Crime Victims Fund Supports Tribal Victims
As administrator of the Crime Victims Fund, OVC channels both formula and discretionary grant funding to programs that support the rights of tribal victims.

Justice for Victims in Indian Country
Enhancing the legal knowledge and skills of prosecutors, law enforcement, and related professionals is critical to prosecuting offenders successfully.

Building Service Capacity Through Innovation and Collaboration
OVC is working to enhance services for victims of sexual assault on tribal lands, youth needing mental health care, drug endangered children, and Alaska Natives.

For More Information

OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center:

TTY: 1–866–682–8880

OVC Resource Center:

Toll Free: 1–800–851–3420
TTY: 301–947–8374

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The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides federal leadership in developing the Nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.