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Apply for the OVC FY 2021 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Projects (2022) solicitation. This coo...
06/01/2021

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Projects (2022) solicitation. This cooperative agreement will enable an organization to provide financial and technical assistance to approximately 50 communities nationwide to conduct public awareness activities on crime victims’ rights and services in their jurisdictions during the 2022 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. https://go.usa.gov/x64CH

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Projects (2022) solicitation. This cooperative agreement will enable an organization to provide financial and technical assistance to approximately 50 communities nationwide to conduct public awareness activities on crime victims’ rights and services in their jurisdictions during the 2022 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. https://go.usa.gov/x64CH

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Services for Minor Victims of S*x Trafficking solicitation to develop, expand, or strengthen v...
06/01/2021

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Services for Minor Victims of S*x Trafficking solicitation to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for minor victims of s*x trafficking, whose victimization occurred when they were under the age of 18. https://go.usa.gov/x6gFg

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Services for Minor Victims of S*x Trafficking solicitation to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for minor victims of s*x trafficking, whose victimization occurred when they were under the age of 18. https://go.usa.gov/x6gFg

Support resources are available to the professionals working to support victims and offer comfort to the community in th...
06/01/2021
Resources and Support for the Victims of the Tragedy in San Jose, California | OVC

Support resources are available to the professionals working to support victims and offer comfort to the community in the aftermath of the tragedy in San Jose, California on May 26. Learn more.

These resources may be able to help victims, their families, and the community, as well as the professionals and leaders that are assisting them during this difficult time.

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Services to Support Victims of Hate Crime and Strengthen Communities solicitation to support f...
05/28/2021

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Services to Support Victims of Hate Crime and Strengthen Communities solicitation to support field-generated, innovative strategies, approaches, and models to support individuals, groups and communities impacted by hate crime. The award recipient will also provide technical assistance and capacity-building support to selected subrecipients. https://go.usa.gov/x6CAz

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Services to Support Victims of Hate Crime and Strengthen Communities solicitation to support field-generated, innovative strategies, approaches, and models to support individuals, groups and communities impacted by hate crime. The award recipient will also provide technical assistance and capacity-building support to selected subrecipients. https://go.usa.gov/x6CAz

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administ...
05/28/2021

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators (2022–2024) solicitation. The selected organization will plan and administer training activities to bring Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators and their staff together for training conferences in 2022, 2023, and 2024. https://go.usa.gov/x6Cp6

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators (2022–2024) solicitation. The selected organization will plan and administer training activities to bring Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators and their staff together for training conferences in 2022, 2023, and 2024. https://go.usa.gov/x6Cp6

In President Biden’s statement on the mass shooting in San Jose, California on May 26, he stated, “There are at least ei...
05/28/2021
Resources and Support for the Victims of the Tragedy in San Jose, California | OVC

In President Biden’s statement on the mass shooting in San Jose, California on May 26, he stated, “There are at least eight families who will never be whole again. There are children, parents, and spouses who are waiting to hear whether someone they love is ever going to come home.”

OVC mourns for the victims, their families, and the community in the aftermath of the shooting and offers helplines, publications, and other information that may be able to help. View these resources.

These resources may be able to help victims, their families, and the community, as well as the professionals and leaders that are assisting them during this difficult time.

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Building State Technology Capacity solicitation for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Assist...
05/27/2021

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Building State Technology Capacity solicitation for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Assistance and Compensation Program State Administering Agencies to implement statewide technology programs to enhance victims’ access to services, foster innovation and efficiency in the provision of services, improve the quality of services, and improve the accessibility and responsiveness of victim service organizations. https://go.usa.gov/x6ava

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Building State Technology Capacity solicitation for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Assistance and Compensation Program State Administering Agencies to implement statewide technology programs to enhance victims’ access to services, foster innovation and efficiency in the provision of services, improve the quality of services, and improve the accessibility and responsiveness of victim service organizations. https://go.usa.gov/x6ava

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Expanding S*xual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Services to Victims of S*xual Assault solicitat...
05/27/2021

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Expanding S*xual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Services to Victims of S*xual Assault solicitation to establish or expand s*xual assault examination programs that focus on improving the provision of s*xual assault care.

This solicitation will also fund one applicant to provide technical assistance to all awarded recipients under Purpose Area 1 and previously funded FY 2020 OVC SANE Campus grantees. https://go.usa.gov/x6aPF

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Expanding S*xual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Services to Victims of S*xual Assault solicitation to establish or expand s*xual assault examination programs that focus on improving the provision of s*xual assault care.

This solicitation will also fund one applicant to provide technical assistance to all awarded recipients under Purpose Area 1 and previously funded FY 2020 OVC SANE Campus grantees. https://go.usa.gov/x6aPF

Funding Reminder: The Office for Victims of Crime has multiple open funding opportunities focused on enhancing services ...
05/26/2021

Funding Reminder: The Office for Victims of Crime has multiple open funding opportunities focused on enhancing services to victims of crime. Learn more about these available funding opportunities and read about the new two-step process to apply. https://go.usa.gov/xHeyT

Funding Reminder: The Office for Victims of Crime has multiple open funding opportunities focused on enhancing services to victims of crime. Learn more about these available funding opportunities and read about the new two-step process to apply. https://go.usa.gov/xHeyT

Did you miss the April Expert Q&A on “Reimagining Our Community Responses to Intimate Partner Violence?”View the recordi...
05/26/2021
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

Did you miss the April Expert Q&A on “Reimagining Our Community Responses to Intimate Partner Violence?”

View the recording and materials now.

OVC's Training and Technical Assistance Center provides training to support professional development, enhance services to the community, and expand outreach to underserved victims of crime.

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking solicitation to develop, e...
05/25/2021

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking solicitation to develop, expand, or strengthen a multidisciplinary approach to fight human trafficking. https://go.usa.gov/x6cWR

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking solicitation to develop, expand, or strengthen a multidisciplinary approach to fight human trafficking. https://go.usa.gov/x6cWR

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation to improve re...
05/25/2021

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation to improve responses for child and youth victims of trafficking with a focus on coordination at the statewide or tribal jurisdiction level to create effective change across systems. https://go.usa.gov/x6ccq

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation to improve responses for child and youth victims of trafficking with a focus on coordination at the statewide or tribal jurisdiction level to create effective change across systems. https://go.usa.gov/x6ccq

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is honoring award recipients during the virtual commemoration of t...
05/25/2021
National Missing Children's Day | 2021 Virtual Commemoration

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is honoring award recipients during the virtual commemoration of the 38th annual National Missing Children’s Day. Find more information about the 2021 award recipients and the winner of the poster contest. #NMCD #NMCD2021

National Missing Children's Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority.

National Missing Children’s Day is May 25th. NMCD is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others...
05/24/2021
National Missing Children's Day | About Missing Children's Day

National Missing Children’s Day is May 25th. NMCD is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make #ChildSafety a priority. Learn more. #NMCD2021

President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25, 1983, the first National Missing Children's Day in memory of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy who disappeared from a New York City street corner on May 25, 1979.

The Office for Victims of Crime seeks to provide funding to organizations and Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Assist...
05/21/2021

The Office for Victims of Crime seeks to provide funding to organizations and Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Assistance and Compensation Program State Administering Agencies to enhance victims’ access to services through the innovative use of technology. View these available funding opportunities today. https://go.usa.gov/xHeyT

The Office for Victims of Crime seeks to provide funding to organizations and Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Assistance and Compensation Program State Administering Agencies to enhance victims’ access to services through the innovative use of technology. View these available funding opportunities today. https://go.usa.gov/xHeyT

May is Older Americans Month. Visit OVC TTAC to discover resources related to helping older adults.
05/21/2021
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

May is Older Americans Month. Visit OVC TTAC to discover resources related to helping older adults.

OVC's Training and Technical Assistance Center provides training to support professional development, enhance services to the community, and expand outreach to underserved victims of crime.

While May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention works year-roun...
05/20/2021
National Missing Children's Day | Resources

While May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention works year-round to provide resources, trainings, and more to help families and professionals who work with families of missing and exploited children. Find resources available to help recover #MissingChildren. #NMCD #NMCD2021

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Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Addressing Female Ge***al Mutilation and Cutting solicitation. This program will support proje...
05/20/2021

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Addressing Female Ge***al Mutilation and Cutting solicitation. This program will support projects to build or enhance a community response to female ge***al mutilation and cutting by increasing services, education, and community partner engagement. https://go.usa.gov/xHJ55

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Addressing Female Ge***al Mutilation and Cutting solicitation. This program will support projects to build or enhance a community response to female ge***al mutilation and cutting by increasing services, education, and community partner engagement. https://go.usa.gov/xHJ55

National Missing Children’s Day is commemorated on May 25th. Learn about resources available through OVC TTAC.
05/20/2021
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

National Missing Children’s Day is commemorated on May 25th. Learn about resources available through OVC TTAC.

OVC's Training and Technical Assistance Center provides training to support professional development, enhance services to the community, and expand outreach to underserved victims of crime.

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program.This program will ...
05/19/2021

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program.

This program will provide funding to support shelter and transitional housing and other assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, s*xual assault, or stalking and their companion animals. https://go.usa.gov/xHuk2

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program.

This program will provide funding to support shelter and transitional housing and other assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, s*xual assault, or stalking and their companion animals. https://go.usa.gov/xHuk2

View our events list to find webinars from OVC training and technical assistance grantees, such as “Navigating the Roadm...
05/18/2021
Events | OVC

View our events list to find webinars from OVC training and technical assistance grantees, such as “Navigating the Roadmap: A Guide to Development and Operations for Multidisciplinary Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces.”

Read more about this virtual event hosted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police scheduled for May 20 at 2 p.m. ET and many others.

Discover conferences, trainings, and other events for the crime victims field.

Apply for OVC FY 2021 Transforming America's Response to Elder Abuse: Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams (E-MDTs) for Olde...
05/18/2021

Apply for OVC FY 2021 Transforming America's Response to Elder Abuse: Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams (E-MDTs) for Older Victims of Financial Exploitation and Abuse solicitation to develop or enhance multidisciplinary teams and strengthen the capacity of E-MDTs to better identify and respond to cases of elder abuse and more comprehensively serve and support victims of financial exploitation. https://go.usa.gov/xHzxu

Apply for OVC FY 2021 Transforming America's Response to Elder Abuse: Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams (E-MDTs) for Older Victims of Financial Exploitation and Abuse solicitation to develop or enhance multidisciplinary teams and strengthen the capacity of E-MDTs to better identify and respond to cases of elder abuse and more comprehensively serve and support victims of financial exploitation. https://go.usa.gov/xHzxu

Did you miss the March Expert Q&A on “Cyberharassment and Cyberstalking?” View the recording and materials now.
05/18/2021
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

Did you miss the March Expert Q&A on “Cyberharassment and Cyberstalking?” View the recording and materials now.

OVC's Training and Technical Assistance Center provides training to support professional development, enhance services to the community, and expand outreach to underserved victims of crime.

Visit the Elder Fraud and Abuse section of our website to access publications, trainings, and other materials that can h...
05/17/2021

Visit the Elder Fraud and Abuse section of our website to access publications, trainings, and other materials that can help your organization respond to elder abuse. https://go.usa.gov/xH7DX

Visit the Elder Fraud and Abuse section of our website to access publications, trainings, and other materials that can help your organization respond to elder abuse. https://go.usa.gov/xH7DX

New Funding Available! The Office for Victims of Crime is seeking applicants for newly released funding opportunities fo...
05/17/2021

New Funding Available! The Office for Victims of Crime is seeking applicants for newly released funding opportunities focused on enhancing services to victims of crime. Read about these new funding opportunities and the new two-step application process required of applicants. https://go.usa.gov/xHeyT

New Funding Available! The Office for Victims of Crime is seeking applicants for newly released funding opportunities focused on enhancing services to victims of crime. Read about these new funding opportunities and the new two-step application process required of applicants. https://go.usa.gov/xHeyT

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime solicitation to create, expand, or ...
05/14/2021

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime solicitation to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology in innovative ways to interact directly with crime victims and/or to provide information, referrals, crisis assistance, and longer-term help. https://go.usa.gov/xHFm8

Apply for the OVC FY 2021 Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime solicitation to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology in innovative ways to interact directly with crime victims and/or to provide information, referrals, crisis assistance, and longer-term help. https://go.usa.gov/xHFm8

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our Nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2021 them...
05/14/2021

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our Nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2021 theme is "Communities of Strength." View OVC’s May Featured Resources to learn about our efforts to address elder fraud and abuse and provide services for victims. https://go.usa.gov/xH7DX

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our Nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2021 theme is "Communities of Strength." View OVC’s May Featured Resources to learn about our efforts to address elder fraud and abuse and provide services for victims. https://go.usa.gov/xH7DX

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Established in 1988 through an amendment to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is charged by Congress with administering the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund). Through OVC, the Fund supports a broad array of programs and services that focus on helping victims in the immediate aftermath of crime and continuing to support them as they rebuild their lives. Millions of dollars are invested annually in victim compensation and assistance in every U.S. state and territory, as well as for training, technical assistance, and other capacity-building programs designed to enhance service providers’ ability to support victims of crime in communities across the Nation.

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