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    Participate in the National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP)

    A project of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) with support from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), NCVSP will provide a comprehensive picture of the field of crime victim service providers in the United States.
    Data will be used to understand gaps in services and demonstrate a need for adequate resource allocation.
    Learn more and complete your survey.

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    The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

    Research shows that vicarious trauma, when left unaddressed, can lead to staff burnout, turnover, stress, and a lesser quality of services for victims. This OVC toolkit offers guidance to help organizations strengthen their ability to address work-related exposure to trauma.

    View the Vicarious Trauma Toolkit.

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    National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

    Twelve individuals and organizations were recognized for their outstanding service in supporting victims and victim services at the 2017 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony on April 7.

    Learn More About the Award Recipients.

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    Help for Crime Victims
    Help for Crime Victims

    If you are a victim of crime, OVC's site has resources to help you—

    •    • Find a local program.
    •    • Contact a Helpline.

    Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

    Read More

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    Training and Technical Assistance Available

    The OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides support to the field and—

    •    • Training by Request
    •    • The National Victim Assistance Academy
    •    • Online Trainings
    •    • Scholarships

    Learn More

News and Features
Be Counted! Participate in the National Census of Victim Service Providers More News Announcements
The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit Helps Organizations Address Work-Related Exposure to Trauma More News Announcements
Announcing the 2017 National Crime Victims’ Service Award Recipients More News Announcements
OVC Awards Almost $8.5 Million to Support Victims of Pulse Nightclub Shooting More News Announcements
View All Current OVC Funding Opportunities More News Announcements
Current Resources for Crime Victim Service Providers
Continue your education! Visit Training & Technical Assistance on the OVC Web site for information about instructor-led workshops and online trainings—

  • National Victim Assistance Academy
  • Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online)
  • Supporting Crime Victims with Disabilities

Participate in OVC TTAC monthly Expert Q&A sessions to communicate with national experts and colleagues about best practices for assisting victims of crime.

You may still access transcripts from past sessions to learn about best practices and standards for serving victims of crime.

OVC GallerySpotlight
New multimedia products and images are now showcased in OVC’s Gallery such as—

  • Photos and videos from the National Crime Victims’ Rights Awards.
  • Web banners of top OVC products and events.

Vision 21 Final Report

Vision 21: Final Report
NOW ONLINE: The Vision 21 report which includes—
  • An analysis of the current state of affairs.
  • A framework for strategic change.
  • A course of action for the future.

9/11 Compensation Fund

September 11 Victim Compensation Fund

State/Local Victim Resources

U.S. Resource Map

Looking to obtain victim services? Use OVC’s U.S. Resource map.

Includes Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) State contacts, events, and resources.

Victims’ Rights Laws

Victim Law
Looking to find crime victims’ rights in your area? Search VictimLaw.

Includes statutes, Tribal laws, state constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and related court decisions.

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