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20th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act

On October 28, 2000, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act was signed into law. This Act provided the framework and resources to help combat human trafficking and ensure services for victims.

Join the Office for Victims of Crime in commemorating the 20th anniversary of this landmark legislation.

2021 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) Artwork

The 2021 NCVRW theme artwork, theme poster, and web artwork are now online. Use these resources in advance of, and during, NCVRW to promote awareness about crime victims’ rights and services.

2020 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Recipients

Each year, the Office for Victims of Crime recognizes exceptional individuals and organizations for their outstanding service in supporting victims.

These award recipients were selected for their vision, action, and leadership in seeking justice, ensuring victims’ rights, and inspiring hope.

Help for Victims

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.  

National Elder Fraud Hotline

To help combat fraud against older Americans and provide services to victims, OVC supports the National Elder Fraud Hotline. Call 833–FRAUD–11 (833–372–8311) to receive help from a hotline case manager.  


OVC TTAC supports the field through customized technical assistance, online trainings, the National Victim Assistance Academy, and more.

Register for One of the “Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application” Webinars

Between February 11 and April 12, 2021, DOJ’s JustGrants team is offering webinar sessions on the application submission process. The webinars will provide targeted assistance to potential applicants applying for DOJ funding opportunities. Visit the JustGrants Training - Application Submission page for more information and to register for one of the webinars.

Learn about Funding

Learn about Funding

OVC formula funding supports victim compensation and assistance programs in every U.S. state and territory. OVC discretionary grants support training, technical assistance, and other capacity-building programs to support victims of crime in communities across the Nation.
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OVC develops publications and multimedia products on emerging victim issues, promising practices, policy development, and technical assistance and skill-building tools.
Register for Events

Register for Events

Find events to build the capacity of the crime victims field and raise awareness about victims' rights and services.
Browse Topics

Browse Topics

Find publications and other information on a wide variety of crime victimization-related topics.



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