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OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

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 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.
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OVC Technical Assistance Guide: Hiring a Local Evaluator (January 2010) OVC, 7 pages, NCJ 228963.
This guide contains useful tips on what to consider in the decision-making and selection processes of hiring a local evaluator.
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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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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


How much money does each state receive to provide victim compensation?
The amount of money appropriated to each state for victim compensation is available from the Crime V... Read More

Do taxpayer dollars contribute to the Crime Victims Fund?
To date, Crime Victims Fund (Fund) dollars have always come from offenders convicted of federal crim... Read More

What expenses are allowable if my organization receives Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds?
Contact your state Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Administrator for questions regarding what expenses a... Read More

What types of expenses are crime victims compensated for?
According to the Victim Compensation Program Guidelines, at a minimum, the Victims of Crime Act (VO... Read More

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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.

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Publications

OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

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 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
 
OVC Technical Assistance Guide: Hiring a Local Evaluator (January 2010) OVC, 7 pages, NCJ 228963. This guide contains useful tips on what to consider in the decision-making and selection processes of hiring a local evaluator.
Abstract | HTML
 
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.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
 

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Foundation Center
Offers grantseekers an online database of training seminars, grant writing tips, and public access to its 9/11 Funding Database.
 
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Offers nonprofits (with 501 (c)(3) federal tax exempt status) donations of office supplies, equipment, consumer products, and building materials (including used computers).
 
Points of Light Institute
The Points of Light Foundation offers a searchable database by ZIP code or state to find local volunteer centers.
 

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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


FAQs

How much money does each state receive to provide victim compensation?
The amount of money appropriated to each state for victim compensation is available from the Crime V... Read More

Do taxpayer dollars contribute to the Crime Victims Fund?
To date, Crime Victims Fund (Fund) dollars have always come from offenders convicted of federal crim... Read More

What expenses are allowable if my organization receives Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds?
Contact your state Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Administrator for questions regarding what expenses a... Read More

What types of expenses are crime victims compensated for?
According to the Victim Compensation Program Guidelines, at a minimum, the Victims of Crime Act (VO... Read More

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Funding

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.

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National Calendar of Crime Victim Assistance-Related Events
Upcoming Event(s)
2014 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking
Seattle, WA
04/22/2014-04/24/2014

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

National Center for Victims of Crime 2014 National Training Institute
Miami, FL
09/17/2014-09/19/2014

Online Directory of Crime Victims Services.