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News & Features
Read about OVC’s American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) SANE-SART Initiative . . . More News Announcements
OVC released Using Federal Law To Prosecute Domestic Violence Crimes in Indian Country, a DVD and companion facilitator’s guide. More News Announcements
OVC held a Web Forum discussion on Collaborative Educational Models Benefiting Victims and Providers. More News Announcements
OVC released Multidisciplinary Response to Crime Victims With Disabilities—the product of a 3-year project by two grantees to adapt and replicate their innovative, multidisciplinary response models. More News Announcements
OVC announces the 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week theme and colors. More News Announcements
On August 10, 2012, The White House issued an Executive Order on Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls Globally. More News Announcements
Jayne A. Hitchcock, President of WHOA and WHOA-KTD, and Hale Guyer, licensed private investigator
and retired special investigator hosted an OVC Web Forum discussion on Responding to Victims of Cyberbullying. More News Announcements
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Current Resources For Crime Victim Service Providers
Continue your education! Visit Training & Technical Assistance on the OVC Web site for information about instructor-led workshops and online trainings—

  • National Victim Assistance Academy
  • Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online)
  • Supporting Crime Victims with Disabilities
OVC GallerySpotlight
New multimedia products and images are now showcased in OVC’s Gallery such as—

  • Photos and videos from the National Crime Victims’ Rights Awards.
  • Web banners of top OVC products and events.

9/11 Compensation Fund

September 11 Victim Compensation Fund

State/Local Victim Resources

U.S. Resource Map

Looking to obtain victim services? Use OVC’s U.S. Resource map.

Includes Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) State contacts, events, and resources.

Victims’ Rights Laws

VictimLaw. Your Source for Crime Victim Rights and Protections.

Featured Resources

Featured Resources

Vision 21 Final Report

Vision 21: Final Report
Stay tuned for the release of the Vision 21 report which will include—
  • An analysis of the current state of affairs.
  • A framework for strategic change.
  • A course of action for the future.


Visit Crimesolutions.gov to determine what works in crime victims services.
Programs Addressing Crime Victimization. Total number of programs: 56. 38% Effective. 57% Promising. 5% No effects.
Data retrieved October 1, 2012.
You’ll find—
  • Key program information.
  • Research on effectiveness.
  • Easily understandable ratings.

Searchable FAQs

Search for answers to frequent questions about the crime victims field.

Q: When will National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) be observed in 2013?

A:  . . . NCVRW will be observed April 21-27, 2013. Stay informed about NCVRW updates by signing up for the NCVRW Mailing list . . .

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