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What You Can Do If You Are A Victim of Crime (2010)
OVC, BC 000767.
This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
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When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide, Fourth Edition (May 2010)
OJJDP, Report, 110 pages, NCJ 228735.
This document serves to guide parents and family members whose children go missing.
Abstract | PDF 5 MB | PDF (Spanish Version)
Terrorism and International Victim Assistance Services (TIVAS) Brochure (March 2008)
OVC, BC 000753.
This brochure was developed for crime victims and service providers as a comprehensive, accessible source of information about specific programs that support victims of domestic and international terrorism and mass violence, as well as victims of global crimes, such as child abduction and tourist-targeted victimization. The programs described in this brochure are the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program, the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program, the Crime Victim Assistance Emergency Fund, and the Victim Reunification Travel Program.
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Recovering From Your Crime-Related Injuries (Spanish Subtitles) (April 2007)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 215732.
This 12 minute DVD is a component of A Multimedia Program for Physically Injured Crime Victims. The DVD is English language audio with Spanish Subtitles and provides seriously injured crime victims with general information about the criminal justice system and strategies to cope with the negative emotions that often accompany victimization.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Recovering from Crime: Steps for the Physically Injured Victim (July 2006)
OVC, BC000728.
This multimedia program offers victims an educational DVD, brochure, and bulletin for use during their hospitalization for crime-related injuries. The program provides victims of violent crime with information about emotional responses to victimization, elements of medical follow-up, physical rehabilitation processes, and the criminal justice system.
PDF (English) | PDF (Spanish)
State Crime Victim Compensation and Assistance Grant Programs (April 2004)
OVC, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000306.
This e-pub provides information about OVC's partnership with state agencies to provide victim compensation and victim assistance to individuals. This e-pub links to a listing of state administrators to contact to obtain direct services for victims.
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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
OVC Handbook for Coping After Terrorism: A Guide to Healing and Recovery (September 2001)
OVC, OVC Others, 12 pages, NCJ 190249.
This handbook provides victims of terrorism with information based on the expertise of mental health, crisis counseling, and victim assistance professionals. The handbook is intended to help these victims understand their reactions to an act of terrorism or mass violence.
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Part Of the OVC Others Series
I'm Going to Federal Court with Mark & Julie (For Children Ten Years and Up) (1997)
OVC, 0 pages, NCJ 157156.
This activity book includes pages to color, games, puzzles, and information to teach child witnesses about the court experience they will face.
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OVC HELP Series for Crime Victims (June 2012)
OVC
This series of nine brochures features information and resources for victims of crime and victim service professionals on the topics of assault, child abuse, domestic violence, homicide, impaired driving, robbery, sexual violence, and stalking. Each brochure defines a type of victimization; discusses what to do if you are a victim of this crime and where to go for help; and provides resources for more information and assistance.
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What is the Office for Victims of Crime? (2010)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, 6 pages, FS 000321.
This fact sheet describes OVC's mission and major responsibilities.
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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series

International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (2010)
OVC, BC 000762.
This brochure describes the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP), which is authorized by Congress to reimburse eligible direct victims of acts of international terrorism that occur outside the United States for expenses associated with that victimization. It includes a list of the expenses that are eligible for reimbursement; explains the difference between itemized, interim emergency, and supplemental applications; and provides deadlines for filing a claim.
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Resource Guide for Serving U.S. Citizens Victimized Abroad (April 2008)
OVC, 1 pages, NCJ 221889.
Victim service providers in the United States have a tremendous opportunity to enhance the services that U.S. citizens who are victimized abroad receive. This online resource guide can help victim service providers develop strategic plans and carry out constructive activities to ensure that key personnel, resources, and protocols are in place for effective assistance.
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Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program: Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes (July 2007)
OVC, BC000744.
This brochure describes the OVC Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program, which provides federal funds to support crisis response, consequence management, criminal justice support, crime victim compensation, and training and technical assistance during crisis aftermath.
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Recovering From Your Crime-Related Injuries (July 2006)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 213709.
This 12 minute DVD is a component of A Multimedia Program for Physically Injured Crime Victims. The DVD provides seriously injured crime victims with general information about the criminal justice system and strategies to cope with the negative emotions that often accompany victimization.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series

Coping With the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One or When You Are a Victim/Crime Survivor (November 2005)
OVC, 5 pages, NCJ 212166.
Anticipation of a holiday without a friend or family member can be harder than the actual holiday itself. This Web page resource has suggestions from survivors for getting through the holidays.
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Information for Victims of Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labor (2002)
OVC, 4 pages, NCJ 202628.
This brochure from the U.S. Department of Justice provides basic information about the rights of victims of trafficking in the United States and describes assistance and protections that may be available.
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Handbook on Justice for Victims (1999)
UNCCPCJ, 132 pages, NCJ 179083.
In May 1996, the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, at its fifth session, adopted a resolution to develop a manual or manuals on the use and application of the Declaration. The Handbook on Justice for Victims was developed in response to that resolution and outlines the basic steps in developing comprehensive assistance services for victims of crime.
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Learning All About Court With "BJ": An Activity Book for Children Going To Federal or Tribal Court (1996)
OVC, 40 pages, NCJ 167252.
This activity book contains games, puzzles, and information designed to instruct children on the jobs performed by tribal and federal court personnel.
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FAQs

I am crime victim, how can I get help?
Help in your area is available from your State/Local Victim Compensation and Assistance programs. As... Read More
Last updated:  11/13/2013 10:18:32 AM

What is OVC?
Established in 1988 through an amendment to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984, the Office for ... Read More
Last updated:  4/27/2012 9:53:14 AM

Can a victim apply directly to OVC for funding?
Yes. Under the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP), a U.S. nationa... Read More
Last updated:  7/22/2010 2:47:12 PM

What is OVC's mission?
The mission of OVC is to enhance the Nation's capacity to assist crime victims and to provide leader... Read More
Last updated:  7/29/2010 9:38:16 PM

Does OVC provide direct services for victims of crime?
Yes. OVC provides direct services to people victimized on Tribal or federal lands, such as military ... Read More
Last updated:  7/29/2010 9:38:38 PM

I am a U.S. citizen, living in another country, and I have been a victim of terrorism. How may I obtain assistance?
Victims of international terrorism may receive reimbursement from the International Terrorism Victim... Read More
Last updated:  4/15/2013 10:45:16 AM

I am a member of the military and have been a victim of crime. Where can I go for assistance?
Each military department has established an interdisciplinary Victim and Witness Assistance Council ... Read More
Last updated:  5/8/2013 2:15:46 PM

Is there a hotline for rape victims?
The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault orga... Read More
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