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Mass Violence Resource Center

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $17,821,945)

This project will establish a Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center (MV Center) to support the comprehensive needs of victims of mass violence and domestic terrorism and assess the needs of victims of other large-scale criminal incidents that are not necessarily mass violence or domestic terrorism but result in a large number of victims. The goal of this project is to develop a national victim-centric framework that addresses best practices in preparing for and responding to incidents of mass violence and domestic terrorism with timely, diverse, and comprehensive approaches from planning to long-term recovery. OVC recognizes that we must become better equipped to plan for and respond to these events with enhanced knowledge, skills, and evidence-based strategies to support victims and communities affected by mass violence. The MV Center, working closely with OVC, will develop tools and strategies, engage communities and the Nation, and build the capacity to support victims, their families, and communities affected by mass violence and domestic terrorism through training and technical assistance, identifying and creating best practices, and expanding expertise in the field. CA/CF

Date Created: September 28, 2017