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The Office for Victims of Crime administers the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund), established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA), to provide compensation to crime victims and funding to victim service providers to support direct assistance to to victims. Federal, state, territorial and tribal victim assistance programs receive formula grants, discretionary grants, and set-asides according to a carefully established annual allocation procedure. OVC also partners with other government agencies to provide innovative services that address the wide range of issues that affect victims. Monies from the Fund are used to—

  • Reimburse victims of violent crime for out-of-pocket expenses that result from the crime;
  • Support  professionals who  provide direct services  to victims;
  • Develop demonstration projects and training and technical assistance for victim service providers; and
  • Improve the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases, among other things.

The following resources provide information on the different funding programs, the application process, and grant management.


OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

Crime Victims Fund (June 2013) OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000391.
The Crime Victims Fund is a major funding source for victim services throughout the Nation. This fact sheet provides information about the Fund, established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), and the various grant programs (formula and discretionary) funded using VOCA dollars.
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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
 
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013) OVC, Report, 63 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)
 
OVC Publishing Guidelines for Print and Multimedia, Third Edition (March 2010) OVC, NCJ 229712.
This guide describes the criteria you must follow when preparing all types of communication products for publication. It includes guidance on developing e-publications and producing multimedia products that will help expedite the publishing process. Of special importance are submission deadlines and requirements (including file setup guidelines). Other topics include the publishing process, product types, writing tips, and legal and policy requirements. The guidelines are designed to help grantees, vendors, and others work more efficiently with OVC to produce quality products that exceed professional standards of excellence.
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OVC Technical Assistance Guide: Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (January 2010) OVC, 25 pages, NCJ 228961.
This guide to performance measurement and evaluation provides information on preparing goals and objectives, identifying performance measures and program outcomes, identifying evaluation questions, creating a program planning or logic model, selecting evaluation design, deciding on data collection methods, analyzing and presenting data, and using evaluation data.
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OVC Technical Assistance Guide: Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment (January 2010) OVC, 8 pages, NCJ 228962.
This guide provides assistance with conducting a comprehensive needs assessment of your community, targeting populations, and the services available to them. It also serves as a guide in using the results of needs assessments to further develop, refine, and implement programs.
Abstract | HTML
 

OJP Publications

OJP 2012 Program Plan: Resources for the Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Field (April 2012) OJP, Report, NCJ 238383.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Program Plan is a searchable online document of funding opportunities and new initiatives. It features the latest and most complete information regarding both competitive and noncompetitive grants, training and technical assistance, research, and other resources available to the justice community, divided into nine thematically organized sections.
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The Office for Victims of Crime administers the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund), established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA), to provide compensation to crime victims and funding to victim service providers to support direct assistance to to victims. Federal, state, territorial and tribal victim assistance programs receive formula grants, discretionary grants, and set-asides according to a carefully established annual allocation procedure. OVC also partners with other government agencies to provide innovative services that address the wide range of issues that affect victims. Monies from the Fund are used to—

  • Reimburse victims of violent crime for out-of-pocket expenses that result from the crime;
  • Support  professionals who  provide direct services  to victims;
  • Develop demonstration projects and training and technical assistance for victim service providers; and
  • Improve the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases, among other things.

The following resources provide information on the different funding programs, the application process, and grant management.


The Office for Victims of Crime administers the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund), established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA), to provide compensation to crime victims and funding to victim service providers to support direct assistance to to victims. Federal, state, territorial and tribal victim assistance programs receive formula grants, discretionary grants, and set-asides according to a carefully established annual allocation procedure. OVC also partners with other government agencies to provide innovative services that address the wide range of issues that affect victims. Monies from the Fund are used to—

  • Reimburse victims of violent crime for out-of-pocket expenses that result from the crime;
  • Support  professionals who  provide direct services  to victims;
  • Develop demonstration projects and training and technical assistance for victim service providers; and
  • Improve the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases, among other things.

The following resources provide information on the different funding programs, the application process, and grant management.


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 May 1 2013 at 2:00PM, Kim Clifton, Executive Director of HALOS (Helping And Lending Outreach Support), hosted a discussion on Replicating Victim Services Programs with Limited Funding

On Feb 10 2011 at 2:00PM, Tamara Fulwyler, Chief Financial Officer for a tribal consortium nonprofit agency, hosted a discussion on Applying for Funding and Managing Grants

On Sep 30 2009 at 2:00PM, Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RN, WHNP-BC, Medical Advisor for AEquitas: The Prosecutor’s Resource on Violence Against Women, hosted a discussion on Sustainability of Victim Assistance Programs

The Office for Victims of Crime administers the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund), established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA), to provide compensation to crime victims and funding to victim service providers to support direct assistance to to victims. Federal, state, territorial and tribal victim assistance programs receive formula grants, discretionary grants, and set-asides according to a carefully established annual allocation procedure. OVC also partners with other government agencies to provide innovative services that address the wide range of issues that affect victims. Monies from the Fund are used to—

  • Reimburse victims of violent crime for out-of-pocket expenses that result from the crime;
  • Support  professionals who  provide direct services  to victims;
  • Develop demonstration projects and training and technical assistance for victim service providers; and
  • Improve the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases, among other things.

The following resources provide information on the different funding programs, the application process, and grant management.


How do I apply to be a consultant for the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)?
To enroll as a consultant with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Training and Technical Assistan... Read More

How do I add my program/organization to the Online Directory of Crime Victim Services?
Please visit the Get Posted section of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Online Directory of Cri... Read More

Who is the Director of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)?
Joye E. Frost is the Director of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).... Read More

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

What is the Online Directory of Crime Victim Services?
The Online Directory of Crime Victim Services is a Web-enabled, online resource sponsored by the Off... Read More

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The Office for Victims of Crime administers the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund), established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA), to provide compensation to crime victims and funding to victim service providers to support direct assistance to to victims. Federal, state, territorial and tribal victim assistance programs receive formula grants, discretionary grants, and set-asides according to a carefully established annual allocation procedure. OVC also partners with other government agencies to provide innovative services that address the wide range of issues that affect victims. Monies from the Fund are used to—

  • Reimburse victims of violent crime for out-of-pocket expenses that result from the crime;
  • Support  professionals who  provide direct services  to victims;
  • Develop demonstration projects and training and technical assistance for victim service providers; and
  • Improve the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases, among other things.

The following resources provide information on the different funding programs, the application process, and grant management.


FY 2014 Service, Support & Justice: A Strategy to Enhance Law Enforcement Response to Victims Demonstration Project (PDF 242 kb)
Deadline: 06/09/2014
OVC will make three awards of up to $100,000 each to implement the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims Strategy (ELERV) to improve agencies’ response to victims of crime, with a strong focus on reaching and serving underserved and unserved victims in the community. In the first phase of this project, successful applicants will conduct a comprehensive needs assessment in their jurisdiction and develop a plan for implementing the ELERV Strategy in the subsequent three project phases. Eligible applicants are limited to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies serving populations of 50,000 to 500,000. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 9, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Tribal Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program (PDF 229 kb)
Deadline: 06/02/2014
OVC will award one fellowship of $200,000 to undertake activities on issues emanating from the Vision 21 Final Report that relate to the need for reaching and serving American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victim populations. The goals of this fellowship are to enhance existing relationships and increase communication between OVC, tribes, and tribal non-governmental organizations; to make more information on assistance accessible to AI/AN victims; and to assess and address the availability and capacity of victim assistance, and the training and technical assistance needs of service providers in Indian Country. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 2, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth State Demonstration Project (PDF 313 kb)
Deadline: 05/21/2014
OVC will make up to two awards of up to $500,000 each to state-level demonstration sites to develop a consistent, coordinated response to child and youth victims and their families and caregivers that addresses the presenting issues and full range of victim needs. The project will be conducted in two phases. This solicitation is for Phase 1 funding only. During the Phase 1 planning process, participating states will work with a network of stakeholders to review the existing policies and protocols of the partnering agencies to identify strengths and gaps in services. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 21, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Technical Assistance Project (PDF 248 kb)
Deadline: 05/21/2014
OVC will award one cooperative agreement of up to $500,000 to provide training and technical assistance to improve state responses to child and youth victims and their families and caregivers. The award recipient will assist participating state demonstration sites in establishing a network of stakeholders, designing and implementing a gap analysis/needs assessment, and develop a strategy to identify, intervene, and treat child and youth victims across systems. The project will be conducted in two phases. This solicitation is for Phase 1 funding only. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 21, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Vision 21 Victim Services Mobile Application (PDF 161 kb)
Deadline: 05/21/2014
OVC will make two awards of up to $250,000 each to enhance public awareness, outreach, and education by developing two distinct mobile applications (apps)—one with a national focus and another with a specific state, tribal, or local jurisdictional focus—to serve crime victims, their families, victim service providers, and allied professionals. These mobile apps will assist the target audience(s) by using technology to efficiently navigate the criminal justice system and to connect end users with victim-centered resources and services. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 21, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Vision 21: Using Technology to Expand National and International Access to Victim Services (PDF 259 kb)
Deadline: 05/15/2014
This competitive program will make up to 10 awards of $150,000 to $750,000 each to support projects that propose to use technology creatively to provide outreach and direct assistance to victims, particularly those who have never been served or for whom services are not readily available, nationally and/or internationally (for Americans abroad). OVC plans to fund three categories of projects: National-Scope Victim Service Initiatives, National Scope Victim Service Initiatives Proposing To Serve Underserved Victims Identified by the Applicant, and Victim Service Initiatives for American Victims of Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault Abroad. Organizations may apply for funding under any or all of the three categories; however, applicants must submit a separate application for each proposed project. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 15, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Vision 21: Building State Technology Capacity (PDF 229 kb)
Deadline: 05/15/2014
OVC anticipates that it will make an unspecified number of awards totaling approximately $2,250,000 to Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula State Administrating Agencies that identify technological improvements to 1) enhance their current systems, 2) develop new systems to increase access to technology, 3) increase victims' access to resources, or 4) improve the accuracy of administrative reporting. Awards will range from $25,000 to $250,000, depending on funding justification, population of the state, needs assessment/strategic planning, and the breadth and complexity of the proposed technology enhancement program. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 15, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Application (PDF 271 kb)
Deadline: 05/15/2014
OVC will make awards ranging from $200,000 to $500,000 to organizations with a demonstrated history of providing either comprehensive or specialized services for victims of human trafficking within the United States. Funding also will support efforts to increase interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking. OVC intends to dedicate a portion of the funding for specialized services for American Indian and/or Alaskan Native victims of human trafficking. Deadline: May 15, 2014.


FY 2014 Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program-Vision 21 Legal Assistance Fellowship (PDF 245 kb)
Deadline: 05/08/2014
This competitive solicitation will fund one fellowship of up to $140,000 to undertake activities on issues emanating from the findings and recommendations in the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report. The Vision 21 Legal Assistance Fellow will work on a range of issues and efforts to build capacity for the provision of free legal assistance to victims of crime, and will support OVC’s work to develop evidence-based training, technical assistance, and models for programs and practices that build organizational and service provider capacity in this area. This solicitation is open only to attorneys. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 8, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and Assistance (PDF 229 kb)
Deadline: Open
The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) is a mechanism by which the Director of OVC may award supplemental crime victim compensation and assistance to respond to an act of terrorism or mass criminal violence. The criminal act has to be of sufficient magnitude that it overwhelms the affected jurisdiction’s or program’s ability to respond to the event. This is a restricted solicitation because the program is intended to respond to specific cases of terrorism and mass violence. Only after OVC has consulted with an eligible organization can an application be submitted. Please contact Eugenia Pedley at eugenia.pedley@ojp.usdoj.gov or Barbara Robertson at barbara.robertson2@usdoj.gov for more information.

More Funding Opportunities

The Office for Victims of Crime administers the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund), established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA), to provide compensation to crime victims and funding to victim service providers to support direct assistance to to victims. Federal, state, territorial and tribal victim assistance programs receive formula grants, discretionary grants, and set-asides according to a carefully established annual allocation procedure. OVC also partners with other government agencies to provide innovative services that address the wide range of issues that affect victims. Monies from the Fund are used to—

  • Reimburse victims of violent crime for out-of-pocket expenses that result from the crime;
  • Support  professionals who  provide direct services  to victims;
  • Develop demonstration projects and training and technical assistance for victim service providers; and
  • Improve the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases, among other things.

The following resources provide information on the different funding programs, the application process, and grant management.


Publications

OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

Crime Victims Fund (June 2013) OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000391. The Crime Victims Fund is a major funding source for victim services throughout the Nation. This fact sheet provides information about the Fund, established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), and the various grant programs (formula and discretionary) funded using VOCA dollars.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
 
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013) OVC, Report, 63 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)
 
OVC Publishing Guidelines for Print and Multimedia, Third Edition (March 2010) OVC, NCJ 229712. This guide describes the criteria you must follow when preparing all types of communication products for publication. It includes guidance on developing e-publications and producing multimedia products that will help expedite the publishing process. Of special importance are submission deadlines and requirements (including file setup guidelines). Other topics include the publishing process, product types, writing tips, and legal and policy requirements. The guidelines are designed to help grantees, vendors, and others work more efficiently with OVC to produce quality products that exceed professional standards of excellence.
HTML
 
OVC Technical Assistance Guide: Guide to Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (January 2010) OVC, 25 pages, NCJ 228961. This guide to performance measurement and evaluation provides information on preparing goals and objectives, identifying performance measures and program outcomes, identifying evaluation questions, creating a program planning or logic model, selecting evaluation design, deciding on data collection methods, analyzing and presenting data, and using evaluation data.
Abstract | HTML
 
OVC Technical Assistance Guide: Guide to Conducting a Needs Assessment (January 2010) OVC, 8 pages, NCJ 228962. This guide provides assistance with conducting a comprehensive needs assessment of your community, targeting populations, and the services available to them. It also serves as a guide in using the results of needs assessments to further develop, refine, and implement programs.
Abstract | HTML
 

OJP Publications

OJP 2012 Program Plan: Resources for the Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Field (April 2012) OJP, Report, NCJ 238383. The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Program Plan is a searchable online document of funding opportunities and new initiatives. It features the latest and most complete information regarding both competitive and noncompetitive grants, training and technical assistance, research, and other resources available to the justice community, divided into nine thematically organized sections.
HTML
 

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Related Resources

OVC Funded Resources

Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group
Unified Solutions is dedicated to partnering with American Indian/Alaska Native communities to end violent crime, heal from the effects of trauma, and promote resilience.
 

Federal Resources

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance provides access to a database of all federal programs available to state and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and non-profit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.
 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Uniform Crime Reports
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.
 
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVCTTAC)
OVC TTAC provides comprehensive, quality technical assistance and training resources to victim service providers and allied professionals. OVC TTAC can support faith-based organizations by providing conference and workshop speakers; staff and volunteer trainings; and expert, focused assistance in needs assessments, program development, and program evaluation. Faith-based organizations have requested OVC support in serving victims of crime on such issues as grief and loss, vicarious trauma, and ministering to victims of crime.
 
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Community Relations Service (CRS)
CRS, the "peacemaker" arm of the U.S. Department of Justice for community conflicts and tensions, provides expert guidance and assistance to community officials and civic leaders to help resolve and prevent racial and ethnic conflict, violence, and civil disorders.
 
United States Government Printing Office (GPO) Access
GPO Access is a service that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted. Offers a centralized listing of several government databases and the capability to search across multiple databases by key term.
 

Non-Governmental Resources

Good360
Offers nonprofits (with 501 (c)(3) federal tax exempt status) donations of office supplies, equipment, consumer products, and building materials (including used computers).
 
Joint Center on Violence and Victim Studies
The Joint Center on Violence and Victim Studies provides professional and academic educational courses, resources, and public policy initiatives to address issues of violence and victimization.
 
National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA)
NAVAA's mission is to advance education, research, and public service to assure accessible quality services for crime victims nationwide, to strengthen exchange of information and communication among its members and to provide its members with training and technical assistance to effectively respond to the issues and challenges of supporting those services.
 
National Center For Child Death Review
The National Center for Child Death Review promotes, supports and enhances child death review methodology and activities at the community, state, and national levels.
 
National Multicultural Institute (NMCI)
NMCI works with individuals, organizations, and communities to facilitate personal and systemic change in order to build an inclusive society that is strengthened and empowered by its diversity.
 

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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 May 1 2013 at 2:00PM, Kim Clifton, Executive Director of HALOS (Helping And Lending Outreach Support), hosted a discussion on Replicating Victim Services Programs with Limited Funding

On Feb 10 2011 at 2:00PM, Tamara Fulwyler, Chief Financial Officer for a tribal consortium nonprofit agency, hosted a discussion on Applying for Funding and Managing Grants

On Sep 30 2009 at 2:00PM, Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RN, WHNP-BC, Medical Advisor for AEquitas: The Prosecutor’s Resource on Violence Against Women, hosted a discussion on Sustainability of Victim Assistance Programs


FAQs

How do I apply to be a consultant for the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)?
To enroll as a consultant with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Training and Technical Assistan... Read More

How do I add my program/organization to the Online Directory of Crime Victim Services?
Please visit the Get Posted section of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Online Directory of Cri... Read More

Who is the Director of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)?
Joye E. Frost is the Director of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).... Read More

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

What is the Online Directory of Crime Victim Services?
The Online Directory of Crime Victim Services is a Web-enabled, online resource sponsored by the Off... Read More

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Funding

FY 2014 Service, Support & Justice: A Strategy to Enhance Law Enforcement Response to Victims Demonstration Project (PDF 242 kb)
Deadline: 06/09/2014
OVC will make three awards of up to $100,000 each to implement the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims Strategy (ELERV) to improve agencies’ response to victims of crime, with a strong focus on reaching and serving underserved and unserved victims in the community. In the first phase of this project, successful applicants will conduct a comprehensive needs assessment in their jurisdiction and develop a plan for implementing the ELERV Strategy in the subsequent three project phases. Eligible applicants are limited to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies serving populations of 50,000 to 500,000. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 9, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Tribal Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program (PDF 229 kb)
Deadline: 06/02/2014
OVC will award one fellowship of $200,000 to undertake activities on issues emanating from the Vision 21 Final Report that relate to the need for reaching and serving American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victim populations. The goals of this fellowship are to enhance existing relationships and increase communication between OVC, tribes, and tribal non-governmental organizations; to make more information on assistance accessible to AI/AN victims; and to assess and address the availability and capacity of victim assistance, and the training and technical assistance needs of service providers in Indian Country. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 2, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth State Demonstration Project (PDF 313 kb)
Deadline: 05/21/2014
OVC will make up to two awards of up to $500,000 each to state-level demonstration sites to develop a consistent, coordinated response to child and youth victims and their families and caregivers that addresses the presenting issues and full range of victim needs. The project will be conducted in two phases. This solicitation is for Phase 1 funding only. During the Phase 1 planning process, participating states will work with a network of stakeholders to review the existing policies and protocols of the partnering agencies to identify strengths and gaps in services. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 21, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Technical Assistance Project (PDF 248 kb)
Deadline: 05/21/2014
OVC will award one cooperative agreement of up to $500,000 to provide training and technical assistance to improve state responses to child and youth victims and their families and caregivers. The award recipient will assist participating state demonstration sites in establishing a network of stakeholders, designing and implementing a gap analysis/needs assessment, and develop a strategy to identify, intervene, and treat child and youth victims across systems. The project will be conducted in two phases. This solicitation is for Phase 1 funding only. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 21, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Vision 21 Victim Services Mobile Application (PDF 161 kb)
Deadline: 05/21/2014
OVC will make two awards of up to $250,000 each to enhance public awareness, outreach, and education by developing two distinct mobile applications (apps)—one with a national focus and another with a specific state, tribal, or local jurisdictional focus—to serve crime victims, their families, victim service providers, and allied professionals. These mobile apps will assist the target audience(s) by using technology to efficiently navigate the criminal justice system and to connect end users with victim-centered resources and services. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 21, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Vision 21: Using Technology to Expand National and International Access to Victim Services (PDF 259 kb)
Deadline: 05/15/2014
This competitive program will make up to 10 awards of $150,000 to $750,000 each to support projects that propose to use technology creatively to provide outreach and direct assistance to victims, particularly those who have never been served or for whom services are not readily available, nationally and/or internationally (for Americans abroad). OVC plans to fund three categories of projects: National-Scope Victim Service Initiatives, National Scope Victim Service Initiatives Proposing To Serve Underserved Victims Identified by the Applicant, and Victim Service Initiatives for American Victims of Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault Abroad. Organizations may apply for funding under any or all of the three categories; however, applicants must submit a separate application for each proposed project. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 15, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Vision 21: Building State Technology Capacity (PDF 229 kb)
Deadline: 05/15/2014
OVC anticipates that it will make an unspecified number of awards totaling approximately $2,250,000 to Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula State Administrating Agencies that identify technological improvements to 1) enhance their current systems, 2) develop new systems to increase access to technology, 3) increase victims' access to resources, or 4) improve the accuracy of administrative reporting. Awards will range from $25,000 to $250,000, depending on funding justification, population of the state, needs assessment/strategic planning, and the breadth and complexity of the proposed technology enhancement program. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 15, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Application (PDF 271 kb)
Deadline: 05/15/2014
OVC will make awards ranging from $200,000 to $500,000 to organizations with a demonstrated history of providing either comprehensive or specialized services for victims of human trafficking within the United States. Funding also will support efforts to increase interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking. OVC intends to dedicate a portion of the funding for specialized services for American Indian and/or Alaskan Native victims of human trafficking. Deadline: May 15, 2014.


FY 2014 Victim Assistance Professional Development Fellowship Program-Vision 21 Legal Assistance Fellowship (PDF 245 kb)
Deadline: 05/08/2014
This competitive solicitation will fund one fellowship of up to $140,000 to undertake activities on issues emanating from the findings and recommendations in the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report. The Vision 21 Legal Assistance Fellow will work on a range of issues and efforts to build capacity for the provision of free legal assistance to victims of crime, and will support OVC’s work to develop evidence-based training, technical assistance, and models for programs and practices that build organizational and service provider capacity in this area. This solicitation is open only to attorneys. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the May 8, 2014, deadline.


FY 2014 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and Assistance (PDF 229 kb)
Deadline: Open
The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) is a mechanism by which the Director of OVC may award supplemental crime victim compensation and assistance to respond to an act of terrorism or mass criminal violence. The criminal act has to be of sufficient magnitude that it overwhelms the affected jurisdiction’s or program’s ability to respond to the event. This is a restricted solicitation because the program is intended to respond to specific cases of terrorism and mass violence. Only after OVC has consulted with an eligible organization can an application be submitted. Please contact Eugenia Pedley at eugenia.pedley@ojp.usdoj.gov or Barbara Robertson at barbara.robertson2@usdoj.gov for more information.

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National Calendar of Crime Victim Assistance-Related Events
Upcoming Event(s)
Tribal Self-Governance Conference
Arlington, VA
05/04/2014-05/08/2014

Annual Crime Victim Law Conference
Portland, OR
06/20/2014-06/24/2014

40th National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) Conference
Chicago, IL
08/17/2014-08/20/2014

Online Directory of Crime Victims Services.