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What is victim assistance?
Each year, states and territories receive Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds to support community-bas... Read More
Last updated:  01/13/2012

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

When may I submit my nomination for the National Crime Victims' Service Awards?
The 2015 National Crime Victims' Service Awards nomination period is now closed. For more informatio... Read More
Last updated:  08/07/2014

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:  07/29/2010

What is the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Grant Program?
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) administers the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Progra... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

When will National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) be observed in 2015?
National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed April 19-25, 2015. To learn more a... Read More
Last updated:  06/09/2014

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:  05/08/2013

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More
Last updated:  04/10/2013

Is information available on what can be done to help children who have been witnesses to violence?
To view publications and other resources related to the treatment of children who have been exposed ... Read More
Last updated:  11/30/2012

How can I learn about effective victim service programs?
Created by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and operated by OJP's National Institute of Justice,... Read More
Last updated:  11/30/2012

How can I view the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) product entitled Listen to My Story: Communicating with Victims of Crime (Video and Guidebook), NCJ 195655?
Listen to My Story: Communicating with Victims of Crime (Video and Guidebook) is now available as pa... Read More
Last updated:  09/09/2011

How can I view the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) product entitled Meeting the Needs of Underserved Victims (Video and Guidebook), NCJ 195656?
Meeting the Needs of Underserved Victims (Video and Guidebook) is now available as part of the Offic... Read More
Last updated:  09/09/2011

How can I view the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) product entitled Substance Abuse and Victimization (Video and Guidebook), NCJ 204552?
Substance Abuse and Victimization (Video and Guidebook) is now available as part of the Office for V... Read More
Last updated:  09/09/2011

Who can I contact to help me develop a safety plan?
If your local police department employs a victim advocate, he/she maybe able to help you develop a s... Read More
Last updated:  11/13/2012

Are there support groups for the families of homicide victims?
Yes. For information regarding support groups in your area, please contact Parents of Murdered Child... Read More
Last updated:  11/22/2011

Is there information available on how to write a victim impact statement?
Guidelines on how to write a victim impact statement in the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) report... Read More
Last updated:  05/31/2013

What is Vision 21?
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand th... Read More
Last updated:  06/25/2013
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