If you applied for victim compensation through your state victim compensation program and have any questions, including information about the status of your claim, contact your state victim compensation program directly. A list of state victim compensation programs is available on our Help in Your State page.
Visit the OVC Help for Victims microsite to find additional information and referrals which may also assist you.
You can learn about the signs associated with child abuse and neglect by viewing the Child Welfare Information Gateway fact sheet, What Is Child Abuse and Neglect? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms.
If you need to report a case of suspected child abuse or neglect, each state designates specific agencies to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. Typically, this responsibility is carried out by Child Protective Services (CPS). For information or assistance with reporting, please call the Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline at 800–4–A–CHILD (800–422–4453) or contact your local CPS agency.
Additional state contact information is available from the Child Welfare Information Gateway website.
Ribbons for NCVRW are not available to order from OVC. Please visit the NCVRW section of our website to view the theme colors. These color codes will be helpful when ordering ribbons from an arts and crafts distributor.
The 2022 NCVRW Theme and Awareness Poster Kits are not yet are available to order.
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The 2022 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide has not been released yet.
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Visit the NCVRW section of our website to learn more about NCVRW.
If you or someone you know is in life-threatening danger, call 911.
If the danger is not immediate, but it is suspected that abuse has occurred or is occurring, call the non-emergency number for the local police department or see the Report Abuse or Find Help section of the Department of Justice's Elder Justice Initiative website for state-specific contacts and resources.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of elder fraud, contact the National Elder Fraud Hotline toll free at 833–372–8311. The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time. Services are available for speakers of English, Spanish, and other languages.
For additional information and resources, also see the National Center on Elder Abuse website.
The Federal Trade Commission's ReportFraud.ftc.gov website can help you report fraud and find resources to help you recover.
If you or someone you know is a victim of elder fraud, we encourage you to call the National Elder Fraud Hotline at 833–FRAUD–11 (833–372–8311).
The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time. Services are available for speakers of English, Spanish, and other languages.
The Directory of Crime Victim Services is an Office for Victims of Crime resource that includes contact information for thousands of victim service providers. The Directory is designed to help service providers and individuals locate victim services in the United States and other countries.