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Submission Guidelines

Directory of Crime Victim Services
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Criteria for Inclusion in the Directory of Crime Victim Services

Each submission will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Core services: The primary task of the organization must be to provide direct services to victims of crime.
  • Stability: The organization must have provided crime victim services for a minimum of 12 months or be a new Victim of Crimes Act (VOCA) subgrantee. The listed services should remain available for the foreseeable future.
  • Audience: The program or agency must be open to the public.
  • Status: The organization must be a nonprofit public or private organization that exists for lawful purposes and pursues those purposes by lawful means. Public agencies (including state, local, and Tribal government agencies) also may be included.
  • Content: All contact information must be factual and help users to find victim-related information and services.

Content is monitored for the following:

  • Commercial submissions/abuses: The Directory is not a promotional or marketing vehicle for individuals or businesses, including private medical practices.
  • Content appropriateness: Listings should promote direct victim services.
  • Verifiable contact information.

Agencies that substantially change their core services and no longer meet the content criteria will be removed from the Directory.

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) subgrantees

VOCA subgrantees are organizations that receive VOCA assistance funds from the state agency that manages the VOCA-funded victim assistance program.

VOCA subgrantees should not use the "Get Posted" function. VOCA-funded programs are automatically added to the Directory. If you are a new VOCA subgrantee, your agency may not be listed yet. If your agency has received VOCA funds for at least 6 months and is not listed, contact the database administrator.