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Help for Victims

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If you or your loved one is a victim of crime, our site has resources to help you.

If at any time you feel that you are in immediate danger, we strongly urge you to call your local police department’s emergency number (911).

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Ayuda para las víctimas de delitos

Help in Your State

Learn how to apply for crime victim compensation and find contact information for victim assistance programs in your state on our Help in Your State page.

OVC Help Series for Crime Victims

These brochures discuss what to do if you are the victim of certain crimes. They provide national resources and where to go for help.

National Elder Fraud Hotline

If you or someone you know has been a victim of elder financial fraud, help is available through the National Elder Fraud Hotline.

International Terrorism Expense Reimbursement Program

Through ITVERP, OVC provides reimbursement to victims of international terrorism and their families for expenses related to medical and mental health care, funeral and burial, repatriation of the victim’s remains, property loss, and miscellaneous expenses.

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