If at any time you witness or believe a child is in immediate danger, we strongly urge you to call your local police department’s emergency number (911).
Each state also designates specific agencies to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. Typically, this responsibility is carried out by Child Protective Services. 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 Child Protective Services agency.
Additional state contact information is available from the Child Welfare Information Gateway website.
To view publications and other resources related to the treatment of children who have been exposed to violence, visit the Office of Justice Programs’ Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature. This online resource also provides information on the prevalence of childhood exposure to violence, along with information on prevention.
Also visit the National Institute of Justice’s CrimeSolutions.gov website. CrimeSolutions.gov provides evaluations of justice-related programs and practices, including programs aimed at working with children exposed to violence.
Visit our U.S Citizens Victimized Abroad page to learn about programs that provide funding and assistance to victims in the aftermath of a terrorism event outside the United States.
Data on family violence are available in the following Bureau of Justice Statistics resources—
Data on women sexually assaulted on campuses can be found on the Sexual Assault on Campus: Measuring Frequency section of the National Institute of Justice website and in the Bureau of Justice Statistics report, Rape and Sexual Assault Among College-age Females, 1995-2013.
Also visit the Office of Postsecondary Education Campus Security Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool website and the Student Activism section of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network site.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey Victimization Analysis Tool provides data on the number of sexual assaults that occur annually in the United States. 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 Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey Victimization Analysis Tool provides victimization data by victim/offender relationship (stranger vs. non-stranger). Additional information is available on the Stranger and non-stranger crime section of the Bureau of Justice Statistics website.
Create a 1 year budget to include the following:
- Personnel - The salary should be based on your current income with consideration to cost of living in Washington, D.C. You must document how you calculated the salary requested. See the Fellowship solicitation for additional details.
- Fringe Benefits - Allowable benefits are detailed in the Fellowship solicitation. These include life insurance, health insurance (individual plan), disability insurance, state workers’ compensation, retirement plan, (see the Retirement Plans Community section of the IRS website for self-employed pension plan details), Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax (typical employer contribution of 7.65 percent of salary), public transportation cost (see www.wmata.com for actual metro or bus expenses). Some research on your part will be necessary to accurately detail the proposed fringe benefits.
- Travel - Visit www.gsa.gov when developing your travel budget. Some examples of work-related travel during a Fellowship include travel to conferences or training, travel with OVC staff to various site visits across the U.S. No international travel is allowed.
- Supplies – Consider supplies that you will need, such the cost for a cell phone, if necessary.
- Other – Consider possible expenses, such as monthly cell phone use, conference/training registration fees, professional reference materials, and business cards.
You will be expected to prepare and submit a budget as outlined in the solicitation.
An applicant that experiences unforeseen Grants.gov or JustGrants technical issues beyond its control that prevent it from submitting its application by the deadline must email the Nation al Criminal Justice Reference Service Response Center at [email protected] within 24 hours after the application deadline to request approval to submit its application after the deadline.
Applicants must submit their application electronically. OVC will not accept paper submissions.