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Are there support groups for the families of homicide victims?
Family members of homicide victims can find support groups in their area by contacting Parents of Mu... Read More
Last updated:  08/28/2015

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
Information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues is available ... Read More
Last updated:  01/10/2012

Who is considered a mandatory reporter of child abuse, including child sexual abuse/exploitation?
Individuals typically designated as mandatory reporters of child abuse, including child sexual abuse... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How can I order the National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Theme Poster?
The 2020 NCVRW Theme Posters and Resource Kits are not yet are available to order. We encourage y... Read More
Last updated:  03/26/2019

When will National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) be observed in 2020?
National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be held on April 19–25, 2020. Sign up for... Read More
Last updated:  05/31/2019

Where can I find information on helping children who have been witnesses to violence?
To view publications and other resources related to the treatment of children who have been exposed ... Read More
Last updated:  10/02/2014

When may I submit my nomination for the National Crime Victims' Service Awards?
Nominations for the 2020 National Crime Victims' Service Awards are now closed. For more information... Read More
Last updated:  07/27/2017

How can I find out about grants available from OVC?
OVC grant solicitations are posted to the Current Funding Opportunities section of our website and o... Read More
Last updated:  07/17/2018

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More
Last updated:  04/10/2013

How can I view the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) product entitled Listen to My Story: Communicating with Victims of Crime (Video and Guidebook), NCJ 195655?
Listen to My Story: Communicating with Victims of Crime (Video and Guidebook) is now available as pa... Read More
Last updated:  09/09/2011

How can I view the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) product entitled Meeting the Needs of Underserved Victims (Video and Guidebook), NCJ 195656?
Meeting the Needs of Underserved Victims (Video and Guidebook) is now available as part of the Offic... Read More
Last updated:  09/09/2011

How can I view the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) product entitled Substance Abuse and Victimization (Video and Guidebook), NCJ 204552?
Substance Abuse and Victimization (Video and Guidebook) is now available as part of the Office for V... Read More
Last updated:  09/09/2011

How can I learn about effective victim service programs?
The CrimeSolutions.gov website uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policymakers about... Read More
Last updated:  09/27/2019

What is Vision 21?
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand th... Read More
Last updated:  06/25/2013

How can I subscribe to receive news from OVC?
Get notices about OVC's programs and initiatives and stay in the know about the latest news, by subs... Read More
Last updated:  07/17/2018

When is this year's National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony?
Save the date for the 2020 National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony, which will be held on Ap... Read More
Last updated:  08/12/2019
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