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OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013) OVC, Report, 60 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
 
Terrorism and International Victim Assistance Services Fact Sheet (March 2008) OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000312.
This fact sheet discusses the following four major programs administered by OVC to assist victims of terrorism and mass violence: the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program; International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program; Crime Victim Assistance Emergency Fund; and Victim Reunification Travel Program.
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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
 
Providing Services to Victims Viewing a Trial at Multiple Locations (September 2006) OVC, 20 pages, NCJ 212293.
To help victims and survivors of mass violence and terrorism, some courts have ordered the closed-circuit transmission of trial proceedings to multiple locations so that victims may more easily participate in the trial process. This e-pub presents a protocol for providing standardized quality services in a safe haven environment to victims during the trial, sentencing, and other court proceedings of those involved in crimes of mass violence and terrorism.
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Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes: Coordination and Collaboration Between American Red Cross Workers and Crime Victim Service Providers (September 2005) OVC, 19 pages, NCJ 209681.
This booklet, jointly published by OVC and the American Red Cross (ARC), provides information on how ARC staff and volunteers can better assist victims of terrorism and mass violence crimes. It focuses on victims’ rights and needs, OVC resources, victim compensation and assistance, and key differences between the needs of victims of crime and victims of natural disasters.
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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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OJP Publications

Multiple Perspectives on Battered Mothers and their Children Fleeing to the United States for Safety: A Study of Hague Convention Cases (December 2010) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 405 pages, NCJ 232624.
This report focuses on the situations of women who experienced abuse in another country and came to the United States in an effort to protect themselves and their children, but who then faced civil actions in U.S. state or federal courts for child abduction under international legal agreements.
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Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Sep 20 2006 at 2:00PM, Alan Lai, Crime Victim Service Director for the Chinese Information and Service Center in Seattle, Washington, hosted a discussion on International Victims


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Publications

OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013) OVC, Report, 60 pages, NCJ 239957. The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
 
Terrorism and International Victim Assistance Services Fact Sheet (March 2008) OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000312. This fact sheet discusses the following four major programs administered by OVC to assist victims of terrorism and mass violence: the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program; International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program; Crime Victim Assistance Emergency Fund; and Victim Reunification Travel Program.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
 
Providing Services to Victims Viewing a Trial at Multiple Locations (September 2006) OVC, 20 pages, NCJ 212293. To help victims and survivors of mass violence and terrorism, some courts have ordered the closed-circuit transmission of trial proceedings to multiple locations so that victims may more easily participate in the trial process. This e-pub presents a protocol for providing standardized quality services in a safe haven environment to victims during the trial, sentencing, and other court proceedings of those involved in crimes of mass violence and terrorism.
Abstract | HTML
 
Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes: Coordination and Collaboration Between American Red Cross Workers and Crime Victim Service Providers (September 2005) OVC, 19 pages, NCJ 209681. This booklet, jointly published by OVC and the American Red Cross (ARC), provides information on how ARC staff and volunteers can better assist victims of terrorism and mass violence crimes. It focuses on victims’ rights and needs, OVC resources, victim compensation and assistance, and key differences between the needs of victims of crime and victims of natural disasters.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
 
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.
Abstract | PDF
 

OJP Publications

Multiple Perspectives on Battered Mothers and their Children Fleeing to the United States for Safety: A Study of Hague Convention Cases (December 2010) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 405 pages, NCJ 232624. This report focuses on the situations of women who experienced abuse in another country and came to the United States in an effort to protect themselves and their children, but who then faced civil actions in U.S. state or federal courts for child abduction under international legal agreements.
Abstract | PDF
 

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Related Resources

OVC Funded Resources

Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad
SASHAA specializes in prevention and response to American victim's of sexual assault overseas. Victims of crime may obtain culturally sensitive assistance and services from SASHAA advocates via hotline, live chat, or email. SASHAA is a program of the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center.
 

Non-Governmental Resources

International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)
INPEA strives to increase society's ability to recognize and respond to the mistreatment of older people. The site features published resources, regional contacts, the INPEA newsletter, and network membership information.
 
International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT)
IRCT promotes and supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and works for the prevention of torture.
 
International Victimology Web Site
This site offers resources about improving justice for victims of crime and the abuse of power. The site includes links to several victimology databases and to other victimology resources on the Internet.
 
International Women's Rights Center "La Strada"
The primary goal of the La Strada Association is to improve the position of women and to promote their universal rights, including the right to choose to emigrate and work abroad and to be protected from violence and abuse.
 
Policy Centre for Victim Issues (PCVI) Victim Services Directory
The PCVI Victim Services Directory has been created by the Department of Justice Canada to help service providers, victims and individuals locate services for victims of crime across Canada.
 

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Web Forum Discussions

Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Sep 20 2006 at 2:00PM, Alan Lai, Crime Victim Service Director for the Chinese Information and Service Center in Seattle, Washington, hosted a discussion on International Victims


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National Calendar of Crime Victim Assistance-Related Events
Upcoming Event(s)
National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence
San Francisco, CA
09/26/2017-09/28/2017

National Center for Victims of Crime National Training Institute
Portland, OR
12/05/2017-12/07/2017

Online Directory of Crime Victims Services.