OVC Online Resources
The US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has several
online services available. You can also visit them via the link at the top of our Enewsletter masthead.
Online Directory of Crime Victim Services
The Online Directory of Crime Victim Services is a Web-enabled, user-friendly
database designed to provide victims and service providers with a means to
locate or promote crime victim assistance programs in the United States and
other countries. The Directory currently hosts more than 6,000 service providers
who address a wide range of victim service needs. It is easily accessible
to individuals in need of local services, and programs can be identified by
type of victimization, service needed, or agency type.
The database relies on user submissions and content from other crime victim
services databases and directories and is open to all crime victim service
who want to list their victim-focused programs and services in the directory.
Users may enter information by using the Web-based interface or by contacting
the database administrator. The information is reviewed for content and language
appropriateness. VOCA subgrantees are automatically added to the database
OVC HELP for Victim Service Providers Web Forum
The OVC HELP for Victim Service Providers message board (Web Forum) is a tool
for crime victim service providers and allied professionals to share ideas,
suggestions, and recommendations concerning promising practices, best practices,
and victim issues. The "go-to" place for providers and allied professionals to connect, the site features tools that include the message board, expert-led guest host sessions and archives, OVC News and Announcements section, search engine, hot topics identification, and Post of the Month section.
National Calendar of Events
The OVC National Calendar of Events is designed to help crime victim service
providers “Put Victims First.” By
connecting service providers with a national database of crime victim-related
conferences, trainings, ceremonies, and other events, OVC will help keep providers
in touch with the latest resources to help them better serve victims of crime.
The Calendar will allow users to view a national collection of events, locate
and receive notifications of local events, or submit their own events to the
Children's Advocacy Centers
Assisting Child Victims
Advice for Advocates
CVS Grants & Contracts News
OVC Online Resources
Project Safe Childhood
Crime Victims' Compensation and Children
2007 Crime Victim Services Conference