Office for Victims of Crime
Rising to the Challenge: A New Era in Victim Service. 2011 OVC Report to the Nation, Fiscal Years 2009-2010.
This report summarizes the progress made in Fiscal Years 2009–2010 in upholding victims’ rights and supporting programs and services to assist victims, survivors, and communities in the aftermath of crime. View the report to learn about OVC’s research-informed, evidence-based practices; dynamic multidisciplinary partnerships; and effective strategies for addressing the challenges of the 21st century.
Cover image of Rising to the Challenge: A New Era in Victim Service. 2011 OVC Report to the Nation, Fiscal Year 2009-2010.
Viewing these Portable Document Format (PDF) files requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.1.0 or later. To download a free copy, visit http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
Message From the Director
Photo of Joye E. Frost, Acting Director, OVCSince the establishment of the Crime Victims Fund and OVC in the 1980s, the concept of justice for victims has become interwoven into our criminal justice system and is reaffirmed every day in our communities. Yet the victim service field remains challenged to reach all victims in urgent need of assistance ...

Select the Play button button to listen to the director’s message or download the audio file here.
Listen to the Message