The National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) is a training classroom for professionals and volunteers who assist victims and survivors of crime. The NVAA utilizes a blended learning approach including a combination of highly interactive self-paced trainings and collaborative, facilitated webinars. Continuing education units (CEUs) are awarded to participants for full participation. For more information, visit the NVAA section of the OVC TTAC website.
Through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center, OVC offers practical skill-building sessions through its Trainings Catalog and National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA), an education and training classroom experience for professionals and volunteers who assist victims and survivors of crime. Continuing education units (CEUs) will be offered for full participation and completion of all requirements for select trainings and the NVAA.
The U.S. Department of Education's Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool site provides data on violent and other crimes reported to campus security authorities and/or local law enforcement agencies.
Find additional data in Crime in the United States, an annual report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Also visit the Campus Crime section of our website.
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 Tribal Resource Tool, a website funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, provides a searchable map of programs throughout the United States that offer services to American Indian/Alaskan Native crime victims.
Information on government efforts to combat human trafficking can be found on the Human Trafficking section of our website and on the following websites:
- U.S. Department of Justice: Human Trafficking
- U.S. Department of State: Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
- Office of Justice Programs: Human Trafficking Special Feature
According to 2019 data, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children assisted law enforcement in 29,000 cases of missing children and less than 1 percent of those cases were nonfamily abductions.
Also see the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Nonfamily Abducted Children: National Estimates and Characteristics
Contact an OVC TTAC Technical Assistance Coordinator at 866–682–8822 (TTY: 866–682–8880) or [email protected] to check on the status of your training or technical assistance request.
Guidelines on how to write a victim impact statement are available in the OVC report, Promising Victim-Related Practices in Probation and Parole - A Compendium of Promising Practices. See Chapter 2: Impact, Notification, and Informational Services for information related to victim impact statements and Appendix B for a sample form.