The Directory of Crime Victim Services is a Web-enabled, online resource sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and administered by the OVC Resource Center. The directory is designed to help service providers and individuals locate victim services in the United States and other countries.
How is information added to the directory?
The database relies on user submissions and content from other crime victim services databases and directories. Users may enter information by using the Web-based interface or by contacting the database administrator. VOCA subgrantees* are automatically added to the database but must go through their VOCA state administrator to update program information.
All information submitted to the database administrator is reviewed for content and language appropriateness. New entries or updates to existing entries are posted after they are approved by the database administrator. Timelines, content criteria, and verification are explained in Get Posted.
Because this directory serves the crime victim services community, every effort is made to provide victim-focused listings with up-to-date contact information. Please update your listing by submitting changes online or by contacting your VOCA state administrator (if you are a current VOCA subgrantee).
*Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) subgrantees are organizations that receive
funds from the state agency that manages the VOCA-funded victim assistance
program and submit a subgrant award report (SARS) to the state VOCA administrator.
Who can submit a program listing?
The directory is open to all crime victim service providers who want to list their victim-focused programs and services in the directory. Information must be subject appropriate and verifiable.
Who hosts the directory?
The directory is hosted by OVC, which provides leadership and funding on behalf of crime victims. OVC developed this resource as a tool for crime victims, crime victim service providers, and allied professionals to help them share information about victim assistance service resources.
OVC's mission is to enhance the nation's capacity to assist crime victims and to provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims.
OVC provides federal funds to support crime victim compensation and assistance programs across the nation. OVC also provides training for diverse professionals who work with victims, develops and disseminates publications, supports projects to enhance victims' rights and services, and educates the public about victim issues.
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