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Information on police response to victims with disabilities is available in the OVC Victims with Disabilities: Collaborative, Multidisciplinary First Response (DVD and Guidebook). For additional information, visit the Victims with Disabilities section of our website.

To sign up for the OVC TTAC listserv, fill out and submit the online request form. Once you have registered, you will receive notification of future OVC TTAC training events and announcements.

The number of sexual assaults that occur in the U.S. is available in Criminal Victimization in the United States: Statistical Tables from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The annual Crime in the United States report, published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, provides data on rape reported to the police.

For additional information about sexual assault, visit the Sexual Assault section of our website.

The Substance Abuse and Victimization (Video and Guidebook) is now available as part of the  OVC resource Gaining Insight, Taking Action: Basic Skills for Serving Victims, NCJ 232780. This 55-minute DVD and Companion Guidebook provides access to three videos and companion guides that were originally released as part of the 2005 National Victim Assistance Academy curriculum:

  • Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime
  • Meeting the Needs of Underserved Victims
  • Substance Abuse and Victimization.

The Gaining Insight, Taking Action: Basic Skills for Serving Victims DVD and Companion Guide is available to order through the Shopping Cart section of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website.

The Listen to My Story: Communicating with Victims of Crime (Video and Guidebook) is now available as part of the OVC resource Gaining Insight, Taking Action: Basic Skills for Serving Victims, NCJ 232780. This 55-minute DVD and Companion Guidebook provides access to three videos and companion guides that were originally released as part of the 2005 National Victim Assistance Academy curriculum:

  • Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime
  • Meeting the Needs of Underserved Victims
  • Substance Abuse and Victimization.

The Gaining Insight, Taking Action: Basic Skills for Serving Victims DVD and Companion Guide is available to order through the Shopping Cart section of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website.

Meeting the Needs of Underserved Victims (Video and Guidebook) is now available as part of the OVC resource Gaining Insight, Taking Action: Basic Skills for Serving Victims, NCJ 232780. This 55-minute DVD and Companion Guidebook provides access to three videos and companion guides that were originally released as part of the 2005 National Victim Assistance Academy curriculum:

  • Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime
  • Meeting the Needs of Underserved Victims
  • Substance Abuse and Victimization.

The Gaining Insight, Taking Action: Basic Skills for Serving Victims DVD and Companion Guide is available to order through the Shopping Cart section of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website.

Each year, states and territories receive Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds to support community-based organizations that serve crime victims. Grants are made to domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, child abuse programs, and victim service units in law enforcement agencies, prosecutors' offices, hospitals, and social service agencies. States and territories are required to give priority to programs serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Additional funds must be set aside for underserved victims, such as survivors of homicide victims and victims of drunk drivers.

More information is available on the Laws & Policies section of our VOCA Administrators microsite.

For additional information, please contact your State Victim Assistance Program.

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) is not accepting applications for the Consultant Network at this time. Please contact the OVC TTAC Consultant Management Team at 866–682–8822 or [email protected] if you have further questions.

According to the Victim Compensation Program Guidelines, at a minimum, the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) requires states to award compensation for medical expenses, mental health counseling, lost wages, and funeral expenses when they are attributable to a compensable crime.

For more information regarding expenses covered in your state, please contact your State Victim Compensation Program.