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OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

2015 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide (January 2015) OVC, 182 pages, NCJ 247813.
The 2015 NCVRW Resource Guide, released ahead of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 19 to 25, highlights this year’s theme, Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims. The Guide includes a wide array of user-friendly outreach tools and sample products, a Theme DVD, current statistics on victimization, information on the history of victims’ rights in the United States, and concrete, practical ideas for engaging your community and empowering victims. Hardcopy versions of this year's Guide, which can be ordered through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) at www.ncjrs.gov, include Introductory Materials and NCVRW Resource Guide Artwork.
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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)
 
SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams (March 2011) OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 232786.
This toolkit is a compilation of resources for communities wanting to develop SARTs — coordinated teams of people who serve victims of sexual assault — and for communities wanting to improve their SART responses. The toolkit reviews the basics, lays out the steps involved in putting together your SART, describes how to retain focus on victims, highlights SART programs throughout the country, and includes sample resources to use when developing and evaluating your team.
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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 Apr 19 2013 at 2:00PM, Hallie Martyniuk, author of Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships To Respond to Sexual Assault, and Major Matthew Youngblood, Victim Assistance Advisor for the U.S. Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, hosted a discussion on Responding to Sexual Assault Victims through Military/Civilian Partnerships

On Sep 13 2011 at 2:00PM, Bette Stebbins, MSCP, CA, is the Senior Victim Care Advisor for the Department of Defense, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, and Jennifer Marsh, Hotline and Affiliate Services Director, Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, hosted a discussion on Using Online Communications to Assist Crime Victims in the Military

On Oct 17 2007 at 2:00PM, Delilah Rumburg, member of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services, hosted a discussion on Sexual Assault Victims in the Military


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

Where can I find statistics on sexual assaults in the military?
Statistics on sexual assaults in the military can be found in the Department of Defense Annual Repor... Read More

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

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FY 2015 Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit 2.0 Competitive Solicitation (PDF 368 kb)
Deadline: 06/08/2015
One cooperative agreement of $700,000 will be awarded to update the SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams—an online resource for establishing, strengthening, and sustaining sexual assault response teams in a variety of settings—to ensure it contains the latest research, practices, and information to support sexual assault victims, particularly underserved populations. Eligible applicants are limited to organizations with a demonstrated history of longstanding, national-scale relationships with the sexual assault victim services field and a track record of developing national-scope technical assistance materials for the sexual assault victim services field. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 8, 2015, deadline.

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Publications

OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

2015 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide (January 2015) OVC, 182 pages, NCJ 247813. The 2015 NCVRW Resource Guide, released ahead of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 19 to 25, highlights this year’s theme, Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims. The Guide includes a wide array of user-friendly outreach tools and sample products, a Theme DVD, current statistics on victimization, information on the history of victims’ rights in the United States, and concrete, practical ideas for engaging your community and empowering victims. Hardcopy versions of this year's Guide, which can be ordered through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) at www.ncjrs.gov, include Introductory Materials and NCVRW Resource Guide Artwork.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
 
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)
 
SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams (March 2011) OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 232786. This toolkit is a compilation of resources for communities wanting to develop SARTs — coordinated teams of people who serve victims of sexual assault — and for communities wanting to improve their SART responses. The toolkit reviews the basics, lays out the steps involved in putting together your SART, describes how to retain focus on victims, highlights SART programs throughout the country, and includes sample resources to use when developing and evaluating your team.
Abstract | HTML
 

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Related Resources

Federal Resources

Department of Defense (DOD) Family Advocacy Program
The DoD Family Advocacy Program serves as a resource for military families experiencing family violence by providing prevention efforts, early identification and intervention, support for victims, and treatment for offenders.
 
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The VA works to provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned.
 
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.
 
U.S. Department of Defense: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)
SAPR is responsible for oversight of the Department of Defense's sexual assault policy.
 
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The Center aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. This Web site is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress, for a variety of audiences.
 

Non-Governmental Resources

American Bar Association (ABA): Section of Family Law Military Committee
The Military Committee studies issues relating to clients in the military and their families, reviews state and federal legislation and initiatives where ABA policy is affected, and teaches lawyers how to deal with military matters affecting state court legal disputes.
 
National Women's Law Center: Women in the Military
The National Women's Law Center uses the law in all its forms by getting new laws on the books and enforced, litigating ground-breaking cases in state and federal courts, and educating the public about ways to make the law and public policies work for women and their families.
 
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. (TAPS)
TAPS is a nonprofit organization staffed by, and providing services to, all those who have lost a loved one while serving in the Armed Forces.
 

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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 Apr 19 2013 at 2:00PM, Hallie Martyniuk, author of Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships To Respond to Sexual Assault, and Major Matthew Youngblood, Victim Assistance Advisor for the U.S. Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, hosted a discussion on Responding to Sexual Assault Victims through Military/Civilian Partnerships

On Sep 13 2011 at 2:00PM, Bette Stebbins, MSCP, CA, is the Senior Victim Care Advisor for the Department of Defense, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, and Jennifer Marsh, Hotline and Affiliate Services Director, Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, hosted a discussion on Using Online Communications to Assist Crime Victims in the Military

On Oct 17 2007 at 2:00PM, Delilah Rumburg, member of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services, hosted a discussion on Sexual Assault Victims in the Military


FAQs

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

Where can I find statistics on sexual assaults in the military?
Statistics on sexual assaults in the military can be found in the Department of Defense Annual Repor... Read More

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

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Funding

FY 2015 Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit 2.0 Competitive Solicitation (PDF 368 kb)
Deadline: 06/08/2015
One cooperative agreement of $700,000 will be awarded to update the SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams—an online resource for establishing, strengthening, and sustaining sexual assault response teams in a variety of settings—to ensure it contains the latest research, practices, and information to support sexual assault victims, particularly underserved populations. Eligible applicants are limited to organizations with a demonstrated history of longstanding, national-scale relationships with the sexual assault victim services field and a track record of developing national-scope technical assistance materials for the sexual assault victim services field. Those applying are urged to begin in advance of the June 8, 2015, deadline.

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