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    Support for Thousand Oaks, California

    We at OVC extend our deepest sympathy to the victims of the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill. OVC presents resources which may be able to help victims and their families, and victim service providers, law enforcement, and first responders that are providing support to them during this difficult time.

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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.

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    OVC has a new mailing list, News From OVC.

    Subscribe to receive News From OVC to stay connected with OVC’s programs and initiatives.

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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

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Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. Please refer to the Department of Justice's contingency plan for more information.

The Office of Justice Programs is currently operational through 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, January 18, 2019. OJP staff, systems and services are available to assist grantees, stakeholders and the public. Payment requests submitted to the Grants Payment Request System through 6:00 a.m. (EST) on January 18 will be processed and submitted for payment. OJP award recipients should continue with scheduled, federally-funded activities. If a lapse in FY 2019 appropriations continues beyond January 18, OJP will notify grantees regarding any potential impact on payment requests.

News and Features

30 Years Later: Remembering the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 More News Announcements
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Funding Opportunity: FY 2019 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation More News Announcements
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Highlights from the OVC-Sponsored Summit on Justice for Rural Victims of Elder Abuse More News Announcements
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More Than $16.7 Million Awarded to Support Victims of Las Vegas Shooting More News Announcements
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Use New Step-by-Step Guide to Navigate the Vicarious Trauma Toolkit More News Announcements
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OVC Supports Expansion of Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information More News Announcements
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Resources and Support for the Victims of the Shooting in Thousand Oaks, California More News Announcements
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OVC Awards More Than $60 million to Support Victims of Human Trafficking More News Announcements
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Stay Connected: Subscribe To Receive News From OVC More News Announcements
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Current Resources for Crime Victim Service Providers
Continue your education! Visit our Training & Technical Assistance page for information about instructor-led workshops and online trainings:

  • Customized training and technical assistance.
  • National Victim Assistance Academy.
  • Victim Assistance Training Online.

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

The Expert Q&A sessions will return in January 2019. Recordings of previous sessions are available on the OVC TTAC website.

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

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

Victims of Crime Act Administrators

Are you a Victim Assistance or Victim Compensation Administrator? Access the VOCA Administrators page.

Includes notifications, updates, and resources from OVC, as well as FAQs and meeting summary reports.

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services
  The Vision 21 initiative seeks to—
  1. examine the role of the crime victims field in the response to crime and delinquency,
  2. build capacity in the field,
  3. identify enduring challenges, and
  4. address emerging challenges.

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.

Featured Resources

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