OVC will not host an awards ceremony in 2023. Visit our National Crime Victims' Rights Week Awards & Events page for information about planned events this year.
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Visit the OVC Gallery to view information and watch videos about award recipients from this year and previous years.
If you have not yet contacted law enforcement officials to assist in locating a missing adult, please do so immediately.
For additional assistance, visit the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) website. NamUs is a clearinghouse for missing persons and unidentified death records. This free online system can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials, and the general public to solve these cases. To enter a missing persons report into the NamUs database, visit the registration page.
NCVRW will be observed April 23–29, 2023.
The 2023 theme—Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change.—calls upon communities to amplify the voices of survivors and commit to creating an environment where survivors have the confidence that they will be heard, believed, and supported.
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Visit the NCVRW section of our website to learn more about NCVRW.
The assigned Grant Award Administrator and all Financial Managers for grant awards must have successfully completed the OJP Grants Financial Management and Grant Administration Training by 120 days after the grantee's acceptance date of the award. Successful completion of such a training within the last three years, will satisfy this condition. In the event that either the Grant Award Administrator or Financial Manager changes during the award project period, the new staff member must have successfully completed an OJP Grants Financial Management and Grant Administration Training by 120 calendar days after the user information has been changed in JustGrants.
Grantees should anticipate that OJP will immediately withhold award funds, if the grantee fails to comply with this condition. Failure to comply also may lead OJP to impose additional appropriate conditions on the grant award.
Grantees should note that this requirement is also included as an award condition.
Please refer to the solicitation an award was funded under for program-specific requirements.
Federal laws prohibit recipients of Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) funding administered by the OJP from discriminating in the delivery of services on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, or disability. Applicable federal laws also prohibit TVPA recipients from discriminating on the basis of disability in their employment practices, and from discriminating against employees and beneficiaries on the basis of sex in grant-funded education or training programs. Recipients are also obligated under federal civil rights laws to provide meaningful access to their programs and activities for persons with limited English proficiency. Under certain circumstances, it might be permissible to limit services based upon age. Please note that other federal, state, or local laws prohibiting discrimination may apply. See Civil Rights Requirements Associated with OJP Awards for more information.
All grantees are required to have a process in place for investigating discrimination complaints. The Office for Civil Rights at OJP ensures that recipients of financial assistance from OVC comply with federal laws that prohibit discrimination and is available to provide technical assistance to OVC grantees about civil rights obligations.
Employees, beneficiaries, and applicants for employment or services of an OVC grantee who believe that they have experienced unlawful discrimination may file a civil rights complaint with the Office for Civil Rights at OJP.
If you have questions about civil rights compliance, please contact the Office for Civil Rights via phone at 202-307-0690, TDD/TTY at 202-307-2027, or via email at [email protected].
Yes. Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits grantees from discriminating on the basis of national origin in the delivery of services or benefits, entails taking reasonable steps to ensure that persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access to their programs and activities. An LEP person is one whose first language is not English and who has a limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand English.
To assist grantees in meeting their obligation to serve LEP persons, DOJ has published a number of resources, including a language access assessment and planning tool. Additional resources are available on the Office of Civil Rights webpage. Grantees should contemplate how their program budget supports the costs for providing interpretation and translation services to eligible LEP persons or be able explain how language access will be provided if grant funds are not needed for this purpose.
Yes. Please refer to your award conditions for specific requirements. All products (e.g., curricula, training materials, publications, reports, videos, fliers, or any other written, web-based, or audiovisual, or other materials) developed and/or published with grant funds must contain the grant disclaimer statement found in your award conditions:
“This ______________ was produced by ______________ under [add grant number], awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this ______________ are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.”
Your OVC grant manager will determine whether minor deliverables, such as one-page fliers and discrete web pages, require review or prior approval by OVC.
Yes. Under the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA), grantees of awards of $30,000 or more are required to report award information on any first-tier subawards totaling $30,000 or more and, in certain circumstances, to report the names and total compensation of the five most highly compensated executives of the grantee and first-tier subgrantees.
Recipient executive compensation data are to be reported in the System for Award Management (SAM). The FFATA Subaward Reporting System (FSRS) is the reporting tool grantees must use to capture and report subaward information, including any executive compensation data on subgrantees required by FFATA. The subaward information entered in FSRS will then be displayed on USASpending.gov and associated with the prime award.