OVC has received reports of imposter scams in which scammers are claiming to be OVC. Do not provide personal identifiable information, such as a social security number, or money in response to these false claims. Learn more.
We invite survivors, advocates, and representees of all ages from American Indian/Alaska Native communities to submit original artwork for use on materials for our next National Indian Nations Conference.
Deadline: December 8, 2023
Through NCVRW we honor crime victims and survivors, recognize the professionals and volunteers who provide critical services to victims of crime, and raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and services.
We are pleased to announce that NCVRW will be commemorated April 21–27, 2024, with the theme—
How would you help?
Options, services, and hope for crime survivors.
Dial into the From the Director’s Desk monthly briefing on the second Thursday of each month, at 3:00 p.m., eastern time. During this short call, Director Kristina Rose will update the field about OVC programs and initiatives.
OVC offers resources to help victims of recent mass violence incidents, their families, and the community during this difficult time.
Resources for victim service providers, law enforcement, first responders, and community and faith leaders responding to recent tragedies are also listed.
Find contact information to apply for victim compensation or check on the status of your compensation claim.
If you or your loved one is a victim of crime, help is available.
Our site has resources to help you, including toll free hotlines and information about services in your state/territory.
As of September 2023, the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund) balance is over $1 billion. View the Fund’s annual balance and deposits since FY 2007, learn how the Fund is administered, and read about the VOCA Fix Act.
The Office for Civil Rights at the Office of Justice Programs investigates complaints from individuals or groups who believe that they have experienced discrimination from an agency that receives funding from the Justice Department, including the Office for Victims of Crime.
If you believe that you have experienced discrimination, you are encouraged to file a civil rights complaint as soon as possible.