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2018 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide (2018)
OVC, 3 pages, NCJ 251052.
The 2018 NCVRW Resource Guide provides a wealth of materials for promoting public awareness campaigns for NCVRW and throughout the year. The guide includes planning tips, artwork, crime and victimization fact sheets, and more. Help OVC Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims.
Abstract | HTML
2018 Mass Casualty Shootings Statistical Fact Sheet (2018)
OVC
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of current trends in mass casualty shootings in the United States. Use this and other fact sheets from the 2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide (www.ovc.gov/ncvrw2018) to promote awareness about different types of crime, as graphics for your social media, and to inform other education efforts throughout the year.
PDF
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2013 Report to Congress (June 2017)
OVC, Report, 6 pages, NCJ 249797.
This report provides a summary of the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program’s (ITVERP) activities from October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013. It covers two critical areas of ITVERP assistance—application processing and claims payment, and public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants—and concludes with a discussion of future program needs and suggested improvements.
Abstract | HTML
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2014 Report to Congress (June 2017)
OVC, Report, 6 pages, NCJ 250918.
This report provides a summary of the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program’s (ITVERP) activities from October 1, 2013, through September 30, INSERT 2014. It covers two critical areas of ITVERP assistance—application processing and claims payment, and public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants—and concludes with a discussion of future program needs and suggested improvements.
Abstract | HTML
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2015 Report to Congress (June 2017)
OVC, 6 pages, NCJ 250919.
This report provides a summary of the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program’s (ITVERP) activities from October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. It covers two critical areas of ITVERP assistance—application processing and claims payment, and public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants—and concludes with a discussion of future program needs and suggested improvements.
Abstract | HTML
Vision 21: Law Enforcement and the Communities They Serve (June 2017)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, 2 pages, NCJ 250737.
This fact sheet discusses an OVC-sponsored project that is designed to assist law enforcement in developing evidence-based and trauma-informed response strategies in the wake of law enforcement-involved shootings and other high-profile incidents of violence. Additionally, the project will develop and disseminate comprehensive, expert technical assistance resources for law enforcement on trauma-informed culture and practice.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
2017 OVC Report to the Nation: Fiscal Years 2015-2016 Reaching Victims Everywhere (June 2017)
OVC, Report, OVC Fact Sheets, 2 pages, NCJ 250634.
This biennial report summarizes the programs, activities, and accomplishments of OVC in fiscal years 2015-2016 and their impact on victims, survivors, and communities. The report provides an overview of how OVC administers the Crime Victims Fund—a significant resource for supporting services to victims. Learn how OVC is working to build a body of evidence-based knowledge for the crime victims field, and the ways in which OVC is seeking to increase the capacity of the field and reach unserved and underserved victims.
Abstract | PDF (Fast Facts Fact Sheet) | HTML (Full Report)
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (April 2017)
OVC, NCJ 250647.
Research shows that vicarious trauma, when left unaddressed, can lead to staff burnout, turnover, stress, and a lesser quality of services for victims. This OVC toolkit offers guidance to help organizations strengthen their ability to address work-related exposure to trauma.
Abstract | HTML
Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Web Training Series Summary Report (August 2016)
OVC, 2 pages, NCJ 250176.
This summary report provides information about a training series to introduce the Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Toolkit. Presenters highlighted the Family Assistance Center Victim Assistance Protocol to take participants through the Partnerships and Planning, Response, and Recovery components of the toolkit. Included in this report is a link to view one of the recorded trainings.
Abstract | PDF
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) Brochure (February 2016)
OVC, 2 pages, NCJ 249058.
This brochure describes the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP), which is authorized by Congress to reimburse eligible direct victims of acts of international terrorism that occur outside the United States for expenses associated with that victimization. It includes a list of the expenses that are eligible for reimbursement; explains the difference between itemized, interim emergency, and supplemental applications; and provides deadlines for filing a claim.
Abstract | PDF
Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources (August 2015)
OVC, NCJ 248647.
This toolkit is designed to help communities prepare for and respond to victims of mass violence and terrorism in the most timely, effective, and compassionate manner possible. OVC created this product in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Office for Victim Assistance and DOJ's Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism.
Abstract | HTML
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2012 Report to Congress (2014)
OVC, Report, 6 pages, NCJ 244512.
This report provides a summary of the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program’s (ITVERP) activities from September 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012. It covers two critical areas of ITVERP assistance—application processing and claims payment, and public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants—and concludes with a discussion of future program needs and suggested improvements.
Abstract | HTML
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013)
OVC, Report, 60 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)
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2010 Report to Congress (April 2013)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 240996.
This e-publication provides essential background information about the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)-how it came into existence, its role in assisting victims of international terrorism, and how the reimbursement process works. A companion report provides a summary of ITVERP activities during the September 2009 through August 2010 reporting period, including application processing and claims payment, public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants, and a discussion of future program needs and improvements.
Abstract | HTML
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2011 Report to Congress (April 2013)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 240997.
This e-publication provides essential background information about the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)-how it came into existence, its role in assisting victims of international terrorism, and how the reimbursement process works. A companion report provides a summary of ITVERP activities during the September 2010 through August 2011 reporting period, including application processing and claims payment, public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants, and a discussion of future program needs and improvements.
Abstract | HTML
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2009 Report to Congress (April 2013)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 239201.
This e-publication provides essential background information about the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)-how it came into existence, its role in assisting victims of international terrorism, and how the reimbursement process works. A companion report provides a summary of ITVERP activities during the September 2008 through August 2009 reporting period, including application processing and claims payment, public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants, and a discussion of future program needs and improvements.
Abstract | HTML
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program--Report to Congress (2009)
OVC, Report, 32 pages, NCJ 231686.
This report outlines the activities and accomplishments of OVC's International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) from June 2007 through August 2008. The report includes a background of the program, authorizing legislation, and funding structure; an explanation of the procedures for filing and processing applications for reimbursement; a description of the informational materials, tools, and outreach campaigns targeted at potential claimants and collaborating agencies and partners; a statistical analysis of applications received and victims assisted; lessons learned; and future program goals.
Abstract | PDF
Coping After Terrorism for Survivors (2009)
OVC-Sponsored, 8 pages, NCJ 234279.
Everyone responds differently to trauma. The information in this handbook is intended to help victims understand reactions to an act of terrorism or mass violence.
Abstract | PDF
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program--Report to Congress (October 2008)
OVC, 39 pages, NCJ 222307.
This report outlines the activities and accomplishments of OVC’s International Terrorism Victims Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) from October 2006 through May 2007. The report includes a background of the program, authorizing legislation, and funding structure; an explanation of the procedures for filing and processing applications for reimbursement; a description of the policies, procedures, materials, and tools instituted to promote public awareness about the program; a statistical analysis of applications received and victims assisted; and future program needs and suggested improvements.
Abstract | PDF
Resource Guide for Serving U.S. Citizens Victimized Abroad (April 2008)
OVC, 1 pages, NCJ 221889.
Victim service providers in the United States have a tremendous opportunity to enhance the services that U.S. citizens who are victimized abroad receive. This online resource guide can help victim service providers develop strategic plans and carry out constructive activities to ensure that key personnel, resources, and protocols are in place for effective assistance.
Abstract | HTML
Terrorism and International Victim Assistance Services Fact Sheet (March 2008)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000312.
This fact sheet discusses the following four major programs administered by OVC to assist victims of terrorism and mass violence: the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program; International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program; Crime Victim Assistance Emergency Fund; and Victim Reunification Travel Program.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program: Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes (July 2007)
OVC, BC000744.
This brochure describes the OVC Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program, which provides federal funds to support crisis response, consequence management, criminal justice support, crime victim compensation, and training and technical assistance during crisis aftermath.
PDF
Providing Services to Victims Viewing a Trial at Multiple Locations (September 2006)
OVC, 20 pages, NCJ 212293.
To help victims and survivors of mass violence and terrorism, some courts have ordered the closed-circuit transmission of trial proceedings to multiple locations so that victims may more easily participate in the trial process. This e-pub presents a protocol for providing standardized quality services in a safe haven environment to victims during the trial, sentencing, and other court proceedings of those involved in crimes of mass violence and terrorism.
Abstract | HTML
Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes: Coordination and Collaboration Between American Red Cross Workers and Crime Victim Service Providers (September 2005)
OVC, 19 pages, NCJ 209681.
This booklet, jointly published by OVC and the American Red Cross (ARC), provides information on how ARC staff and volunteers can better assist victims of terrorism and mass violence crimes. It focuses on victims’ rights and needs, OVC resources, victim compensation and assistance, and key differences between the needs of victims of crime and victims of natural disasters.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Responding to September 11 Victims: Lessons Learned From the States (April 2005)
OVC, Report, 30 pages, NCJ 208799.
This monograph reflects the frontline perspective of the state Victims of Crime Act administrator agencies that OVC funded to provide services to victims of the 9/11 attacks. The monograph also offers lessons learned to state, federal, and private decisionmakers for organizing effective responses to mass criminal victimization.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Field Guide (2005)
OVC, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 38 pages, NCJ 205452.
This guide is intended for service providers and professionals in the mental health field providing the basics in responding and assisting those victims and families during the aftermath of mass violence and terrorism.
Abstract | PDF
Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Field Guide (2005)
OVC, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 38 pages, NCJ 205452.
This guide is intended for service providers and professionals in the mental health field providing the basics in responding and assisting those victims and families during the aftermath of mass violence and terrorism.
Abstract | PDF
U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime Responds to the Victims of Terrorist Attacks Against America on September 11, 2001 (December 2004)
OVC, OVC Fact Sheets, 2 pages, NCJ 190678.
The threat of terrorism and criminal mass violence against Americans, both in the United States and abroad, has increased in recent years. This fact sheet describes an array of services and assistance developed by OVC in conjunction with other federal agencies to help crime victims and communities affected by terrorism or mass violence.
Abstract | HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
Compensation Protocol: A Guide to Responding to Mass Casualty Incidents (October 2004)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 259 pages, NCJ 212431.
This manual provides managers and staff of crime victim compensation programs with a mass casualty protocol that reflects practices and lessons learned from those who have responded to mass casualty events.
Abstract | PDF
Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Training Manual (January 2004)
OVC, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Report, 192 pages, NCJ 205451.
This training manual provides guidance for developing and implementing training that will prepare mental health and crime-victim service providers with the knowledge and skill to help victims, survivors, and the community-at-large cope with and recover from terrorist and other events that involve mass violence.
Abstract | PDF
Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Training Manual (January 2004)
OVC, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Report, 192 pages, NCJ 205451.
This training manual provides guidance for developing and implementing training that will prepare mental health and crime-victim service providers with the knowledge and skill to help victims, survivors, and the community-at-large cope with and recover from terrorist and other events that involve mass violence.
Abstract | PDF
School Crisis Response Initiative (September 2003)
OVC, Bulletin, OVC Others, 8 pages, NCJ 197832.
This OVC bulletin describes an innovative model for preparing for fast and effective responses to the needs of students after violent or traumatic crises. Crisis response teams are made up of trained school personnel and community members who provide student support and assistance, including triage, counseling, and referral to community services.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the OVC Others Series
OVC Handbook for Coping After Terrorism: A Guide to Healing and Recovery (September 2001)
OVC, OVC Others, 12 pages, NCJ 190249.
This handbook provides victims of terrorism with information based on the expertise of mental health, crisis counseling, and victim assistance professionals. The handbook is intended to help these victims understand their reactions to an act of terrorism or mass violence.
Abstract | PDF | HTML | TEXT
Part Of the OVC Others Series
Responding to Terrorism Victims: Oklahoma City and Beyond (2000)
OVC, 62 pages, NCJ 183949.
This report identifies special measures needed to protect the rights and meet the needs of victims of large-scale terrorist attacks involving mass casualties based on lessons learned from the Oklahoma City bombing and other mass casualty events.
Abstract | PDF | HTML | TEXT
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Handbook on Justice for Victims (1999)
UNCCPCJ, 132 pages, NCJ 179083.
In May 1996, the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, at its fifth session, adopted a resolution to develop a manual or manuals on the use and application of the Declaration. The Handbook on Justice for Victims was developed in response to that resolution and outlines the basic steps in developing comprehensive assistance services for victims of crime.
Abstract | PDF
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2018 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide (2018)
OVC, 3 pages, NCJ 251052.
The 2018 NCVRW Resource Guide provides a wealth of materials for promoting public awareness campaigns for NCVRW and throughout the year. The guide includes planning tips, artwork, crime and victimization fact sheets, and more. Help OVC Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims.
Abstract | HTML
2018 Mass Casualty Shootings Statistical Fact Sheet (2018)
OVC
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of current trends in mass casualty shootings in the United States. Use this and other fact sheets from the 2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide (www.ovc.gov/ncvrw2018) to promote awareness about different types of crime, as graphics for your social media, and to inform other education efforts throughout the year.
PDF
Vision 21: Law Enforcement and the Communities They Serve (June 2017)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, 2 pages, NCJ 250737.
This fact sheet discusses an OVC-sponsored project that is designed to assist law enforcement in developing evidence-based and trauma-informed response strategies in the wake of law enforcement-involved shootings and other high-profile incidents of violence. Additionally, the project will develop and disseminate comprehensive, expert technical assistance resources for law enforcement on trauma-informed culture and practice.
Abstract | PDF
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
2017 OVC Report to the Nation: Fiscal Years 2015-2016 Reaching Victims Everywhere (June 2017)
OVC, Report, OVC Fact Sheets, 2 pages, NCJ 250634.
This biennial report summarizes the programs, activities, and accomplishments of OVC in fiscal years 2015-2016 and their impact on victims, survivors, and communities. The report provides an overview of how OVC administers the Crime Victims Fund—a significant resource for supporting services to victims. Learn how OVC is working to build a body of evidence-based knowledge for the crime victims field, and the ways in which OVC is seeking to increase the capacity of the field and reach unserved and underserved victims.
Abstract | PDF (Fast Facts Fact Sheet) | HTML (Full Report)
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2013 Report to Congress (June 2017)
OVC, Report, 6 pages, NCJ 249797.
This report provides a summary of the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program’s (ITVERP) activities from October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013. It covers two critical areas of ITVERP assistance—application processing and claims payment, and public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants—and concludes with a discussion of future program needs and suggested improvements.
Abstract | HTML
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2014 Report to Congress (June 2017)
OVC, Report, 6 pages, NCJ 250918.
This report provides a summary of the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program’s (ITVERP) activities from October 1, 2013, through September 30, INSERT 2014. It covers two critical areas of ITVERP assistance—application processing and claims payment, and public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants—and concludes with a discussion of future program needs and suggested improvements.
Abstract | HTML
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2015 Report to Congress (June 2017)
OVC, 6 pages, NCJ 250919.
This report provides a summary of the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program’s (ITVERP) activities from October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. It covers two critical areas of ITVERP assistance—application processing and claims payment, and public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants—and concludes with a discussion of future program needs and suggested improvements.
Abstract | HTML
The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (April 2017)
OVC, NCJ 250647.
Research shows that vicarious trauma, when left unaddressed, can lead to staff burnout, turnover, stress, and a lesser quality of services for victims. This OVC toolkit offers guidance to help organizations strengthen their ability to address work-related exposure to trauma.
Abstract | HTML
Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Web Training Series Summary Report (August 2016)
OVC, 2 pages, NCJ 250176.
This summary report provides information about a training series to introduce the Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Toolkit. Presenters highlighted the Family Assistance Center Victim Assistance Protocol to take participants through the Partnerships and Planning, Response, and Recovery components of the toolkit. Included in this report is a link to view one of the recorded trainings.
Abstract | PDF
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) Brochure (February 2016)
OVC, 2 pages, NCJ 249058.
This brochure describes the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP), which is authorized by Congress to reimburse eligible direct victims of acts of international terrorism that occur outside the United States for expenses associated with that victimization. It includes a list of the expenses that are eligible for reimbursement; explains the difference between itemized, interim emergency, and supplemental applications; and provides deadlines for filing a claim.
Abstract | PDF
Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources (August 2015)
OVC, NCJ 248647.
This toolkit is designed to help communities prepare for and respond to victims of mass violence and terrorism in the most timely, effective, and compassionate manner possible. OVC created this product in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Office for Victim Assistance and DOJ's Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism.
Abstract | HTML
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2012 Report to Congress (2014)
OVC, Report, 6 pages, NCJ 244512.
This report provides a summary of the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program’s (ITVERP) activities from September 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012. It covers two critical areas of ITVERP assistance—application processing and claims payment, and public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants—and concludes with a discussion of future program needs and suggested improvements.
Abstract | HTML
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013)
OVC, Report, 60 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)
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2010 Report to Congress (April 2013)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 240996.
This e-publication provides essential background information about the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)-how it came into existence, its role in assisting victims of international terrorism, and how the reimbursement process works. A companion report provides a summary of ITVERP activities during the September 2009 through August 2010 reporting period, including application processing and claims payment, public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants, and a discussion of future program needs and improvements.
Abstract | HTML
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2011 Report to Congress (April 2013)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 240997.
This e-publication provides essential background information about the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)-how it came into existence, its role in assisting victims of international terrorism, and how the reimbursement process works. A companion report provides a summary of ITVERP activities during the September 2010 through August 2011 reporting period, including application processing and claims payment, public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants, and a discussion of future program needs and improvements.
Abstract | HTML
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program 2009 Report to Congress (April 2013)
OVC, Electronic Document, 0 pages, NCJ 239201.
This e-publication provides essential background information about the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)-how it came into existence, its role in assisting victims of international terrorism, and how the reimbursement process works. A companion report provides a summary of ITVERP activities during the September 2008 through August 2009 reporting period, including application processing and claims payment, public awareness activities undertaken to reach out to potential claimants, and a discussion of future program needs and improvements.
Abstract | HTML
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program--Report to Congress (2009)
OVC, Report, 32 pages, NCJ 231686.
This report outlines the activities and accomplishments of OVC's International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) from June 2007 through August 2008. The report includes a background of the program, authorizing legislation, and funding structure; an explanation of the procedures for filing and processing applications for reimbursement; a description of the informational materials, tools, and outreach campaigns targeted at potential claimants and collaborating agencies and partners; a statistical analysis of applications received and victims assisted; lessons learned; and future program goals.
Abstract | PDF
Coping After Terrorism for Survivors (2009)
OVC-Sponsored, 8 pages, NCJ 234279.
Everyone responds differently to trauma. The information in this handbook is intended to help victims understand reactions to an act of terrorism or mass violence.
Abstract | PDF
International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program--Report to Congress (October 2008)
OVC, 39 pages, NCJ 222307.
This report outlines the activities and accomplishments of OVC’s International Terrorism Victims Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) from October 2006 through May 2007. The report includes a background of the program, authorizing legislation, and funding structure; an explanation of the procedures for filing and processing applications for reimbursement; a description of the policies, procedures, materials, and tools instituted to promote public awareness about the program; a statistical analysis of applications received and victims assisted; and future program needs and suggested improvements.
Abstract | PDF
Resource Guide for Serving U.S. Citizens Victimized Abroad (April 2008)
OVC, 1 pages, NCJ 221889.
Victim service providers in the United States have a tremendous opportunity to enhance the services that U.S. citizens who are victimized abroad receive. This online resource guide can help victim service providers develop strategic plans and carry out constructive activities to ensure that key personnel, resources, and protocols are in place for effective assistance.
Abstract | HTML
Terrorism and International Victim Assistance Services Fact Sheet (March 2008)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000312.
This fact sheet discusses the following four major programs administered by OVC to assist victims of terrorism and mass violence: the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program; International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program; Crime Victim Assistance Emergency Fund; and Victim Reunification Travel Program.
HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program: Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes (July 2007)
OVC, BC000744.
This brochure describes the OVC Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program, which provides federal funds to support crisis response, consequence management, criminal justice support, crime victim compensation, and training and technical assistance during crisis aftermath.
PDF
Providing Services to Victims Viewing a Trial at Multiple Locations (September 2006)
OVC, 20 pages, NCJ 212293.
To help victims and survivors of mass violence and terrorism, some courts have ordered the closed-circuit transmission of trial proceedings to multiple locations so that victims may more easily participate in the trial process. This e-pub presents a protocol for providing standardized quality services in a safe haven environment to victims during the trial, sentencing, and other court proceedings of those involved in crimes of mass violence and terrorism.
Abstract | HTML
Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes: Coordination and Collaboration Between American Red Cross Workers and Crime Victim Service Providers (September 2005)
OVC, 19 pages, NCJ 209681.
This booklet, jointly published by OVC and the American Red Cross (ARC), provides information on how ARC staff and volunteers can better assist victims of terrorism and mass violence crimes. It focuses on victims’ rights and needs, OVC resources, victim compensation and assistance, and key differences between the needs of victims of crime and victims of natural disasters.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Responding to September 11 Victims: Lessons Learned From the States (April 2005)
OVC, Report, 30 pages, NCJ 208799.
This monograph reflects the frontline perspective of the state Victims of Crime Act administrator agencies that OVC funded to provide services to victims of the 9/11 attacks. The monograph also offers lessons learned to state, federal, and private decisionmakers for organizing effective responses to mass criminal victimization.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Field Guide (2005)
OVC, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 38 pages, NCJ 205452.
This guide is intended for service providers and professionals in the mental health field providing the basics in responding and assisting those victims and families during the aftermath of mass violence and terrorism.
Abstract | PDF
Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Field Guide (2005)
OVC, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 38 pages, NCJ 205452.
This guide is intended for service providers and professionals in the mental health field providing the basics in responding and assisting those victims and families during the aftermath of mass violence and terrorism.
Abstract | PDF
U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime Responds to the Victims of Terrorist Attacks Against America on September 11, 2001 (December 2004)
OVC, OVC Fact Sheets, 2 pages, NCJ 190678.
The threat of terrorism and criminal mass violence against Americans, both in the United States and abroad, has increased in recent years. This fact sheet describes an array of services and assistance developed by OVC in conjunction with other federal agencies to help crime victims and communities affected by terrorism or mass violence.
Abstract | HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
Compensation Protocol: A Guide to Responding to Mass Casualty Incidents (October 2004)
OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 259 pages, NCJ 212431.
This manual provides managers and staff of crime victim compensation programs with a mass casualty protocol that reflects practices and lessons learned from those who have responded to mass casualty events.
Abstract | PDF
Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Training Manual (January 2004)
OVC, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Report, 192 pages, NCJ 205451.
This training manual provides guidance for developing and implementing training that will prepare mental health and crime-victim service providers with the knowledge and skill to help victims, survivors, and the community-at-large cope with and recover from terrorist and other events that involve mass violence.
Abstract | PDF
Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Training Manual (January 2004)
OVC, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Report, 192 pages, NCJ 205451.
This training manual provides guidance for developing and implementing training that will prepare mental health and crime-victim service providers with the knowledge and skill to help victims, survivors, and the community-at-large cope with and recover from terrorist and other events that involve mass violence.
Abstract | PDF
School Crisis Response Initiative (September 2003)
OVC, Bulletin, OVC Others, 8 pages, NCJ 197832.
This OVC bulletin describes an innovative model for preparing for fast and effective responses to the needs of students after violent or traumatic crises. Crisis response teams are made up of trained school personnel and community members who provide student support and assistance, including triage, counseling, and referral to community services.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the OVC Others Series
OVC Handbook for Coping After Terrorism: A Guide to Healing and Recovery (September 2001)
OVC, OVC Others, 12 pages, NCJ 190249.
This handbook provides victims of terrorism with information based on the expertise of mental health, crisis counseling, and victim assistance professionals. The handbook is intended to help these victims understand their reactions to an act of terrorism or mass violence.
Abstract | PDF | HTML | TEXT
Part Of the OVC Others Series
Responding to Terrorism Victims: Oklahoma City and Beyond (2000)
OVC, 62 pages, NCJ 183949.
This report identifies special measures needed to protect the rights and meet the needs of victims of large-scale terrorist attacks involving mass casualties based on lessons learned from the Oklahoma City bombing and other mass casualty events.
Abstract | PDF | HTML | TEXT
Handbook on Justice for Victims (1999)
UNCCPCJ, 132 pages, NCJ 179083.
In May 1996, the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, at its fifth session, adopted a resolution to develop a manual or manuals on the use and application of the Declaration. The Handbook on Justice for Victims was developed in response to that resolution and outlines the basic steps in developing comprehensive assistance services for victims of crime.
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