Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $750,000)
In May 2013, OVC released the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report. The Vision 21 initiative examined the current framework of the victim assistance field in the United States. The initiative was the first comprehensive assessment of the field in nearly 15 years. The FY 2015 Vision 21 Innovation Grants: Enhancing and Transforming Services for Victims of Crime solicitation furthers the goals of Vision 21 through eight purpose areas. Purpose area seven sets aside funding for the development of training and technical assistance related to the key role that law enforcement plays in supporting crime victims' access to crime victim compensation.
With OVC funding, the IACP will develop and deliver training, technical assistance and resources to law enforcement to support crime victims' access to compensation. This project will also determine the current state of practice to identify gaps in the process attributable to law enforcement such as ensuring that investigative reports are files in a timely manner and include the necessary information to meet state eligibility requirements. CA/NCF