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Data on women sexually assaulted on campus 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 website and the Student Activism section of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network site.

Visit the Campus Crime and Sexual Assault sections of our site for additional information.

For statistics on violence in the workplace, access the Violence in the Workplace publication series from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. See the Occupational Violence section of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) website for additional information.

Visit the Professional Development Scholarship Program section of the OVC TTAC website for specific eligibility requirements and application information.

Applications must be submitted at least 60 calendar days prior to the date of the event.

A program can apply directly to OVC for funding. A certain percentage of discretionary monies in the Crime Victims Fund are used to support national scope training and technical assistance projects to improve services to victims of crime. For available funding opportunities, visit the Current Funding Opportunities section of our website.

Visit the Get Posted section of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Online Directory of Crime Victim Services for information on how to add your program or organization to the directory.

If you experience unforeseen Grants.gov or Grants Management System (GMS) technical issues beyond your control that prevent you from submitting your application by the deadline, you must contact OVC staff within 24 hours after the deadline and request approval to submit your application.

The Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system allows crime victims across the country to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day—via phone, email, text message (SMS) or TTY device. Please visit the VineLink website to register.

Federal victim notification information is available on the U.S. Department of Justice's Victim Notification System (VNS) website. For additional information, visit the Victim Notification section of our website.

Each military department has established an interdisciplinary Victim and Witness Assistance Council that provides assistance to victims of crimes on military installations. Contact information for each branch of the military is located on the Department of Defense (DoD) Victim and Witness Assistance Council website.

Additionally, victims of sexual assault can confidentially contact the DoD Safe Helpline.

Statistics on sexual assaults in the military can be found in the U.S. Department of Defense Annual Reports on Sexual Assault in the Military and in the Annual Reports on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies. Visit the Reports section of the U.S. Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response website to access these data.