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Now Accepting Nominations

The National Crime Victims’ Service Awards recognize individuals, programs, and organizations that demonstrate outstanding achievements or extraordinary acts in support of victims and survivors and expand access to justice across all communities.

Submit your nominations by Thursday, August 1, 2024.

2025 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW)

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 6–12, 2025.

From the Director’s Desk with OVC Director Rose

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.

NOTE: The next From the Director’s Desk briefing is now scheduled for Wednesday, August 7, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. eastern time. Future sessions are planned for the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. eastern time beginning in September. 

Resources for Victims of Mass Violence

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.

Victim Compensation

Find contact information to apply for victim compensation or check on the status of your compensation claim.

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. 

Crime Victims Fund Balance and Deposits

As of May 2024, the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund) balance is over $1.5 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.

File a Civil Rights Complaint

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.

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.
Find Products

Find Products

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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