The Office for Victims of Crime facilitates training through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC), cooperative agreements with partner organizations, and grantees, to assist the field in building its collective capacity to serve crime victims. Select from the following options to learn more about opportunities in your area.
The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides comprehensive training, technical assistance, and other support to assist the field in building its collective capacity to serve crime victims.
The OVC Discretionary Grantee Orientation Series is geared toward grantees and provides information about OVC, grant management, financial and legal responsibilities, grant requirements, special conditions, program measurement, and more. The material is available in a series of four webinars. After viewing each webinar, please complete the corresponding evaluation.
Joye E. Frost, OVC Director, and Sharron Fletcher, OVC Lead Victim Justice Program Specialist, present on OVC, the Crime Victims Fund, and the Office of Justice Programs’ Grants Management System. Additionally, grantees receive post-award instructions and learn about special conditions of the award.
Watch the Getting Started webinar (wmv 28 mb, 60 minutes, November 2012).
Financial and Legal Responsibilities
The second webinar focuses on the financial management and legal responsibilities of the award and is geared toward all discretionary grantees. Participants hear from the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and learn about allowable costs and withholdings, the top 10 audit findings, financial reports, conference cost approvals and reports, and other related items. Participants also hear from the Office of the General Counsel on their legal grant responsibilities.
Watch the Financial and Legal Responsibilities webinar (wmv 44 mb, 93 minutes, November 2012)
The third webinar focuses on the programmatic aspects of grant management and is geared toward all discretionary grantees. Participants learn about what a good progress report looks like, details on the special conditions, the Grants Management System, and more critical topics related to managing the award. The webinar also highlights resources available to grantees through the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Training and Technical Assistance Center and the OVC Resource Center.
Watch the Grant Requirements webinar (wmv 34 mb, 65 minutes, December 2012).
The fourth and final webinar in the 2012 OVC Discretionary Grantee Orientation Series discusses the performance measures of the award, evaluating the program, and closeout instructions. This webinar is geared toward all discretionary grantees.
Watch the Measuring Success webinar (wmv 37 mb, 78 minutes, January 2013)
OVC’s Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) continues to expand OVC’s outreach through in-person and Web-based trainings. This requires ongoing capacity building to better serve victims and addressing the enduring and emerging issues in the field.
OVC is working to expand the availability of pro bono and no-cost legal assistance for victims of crime nationally. Part of that effort includes support for a series of free webinar trainings on victims’ rights issues developed and delivered by the National Crime Victim Law Institute in collaboration with the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC).
Visit the OVC TTAC website to learn more about the Legal Assistance for Crime Victims Initiative.
Through funding from OVC, the SANE-SART Resource Service’s SANE-SART Online Learning Program has expanded to include special tracks for victim advocates, law enforcement officers, and legal representatives beginning this September.
After completing 32 hours of self-directed online learning about adult and adolescent SANE didactic, students will attend an 8-hour webinar that will augment the information provided online and allow learners to ask questions of a subject matter expert, which will complete the training at a total of 40 hours. The webinars will also be taped and stored online for others to review at a later time.
To learn more about the Online Learning Program and to participate, visit www.sane-sart.com and find your discipline.
Through funding from OVC and BJA, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is responding to mortgage fraud, a fast-growing financial crime in the United States, by providing—
Visit the NCPC Mortgage Fraud Web page on a regular basis to stay up-to-date on available trainings, such as webinars, and tools and resources to help assist victims of mortgage fraud.