The U.S. Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) reports on its programs and services for fiscal years 2017-2018.
OVC intensified its efforts to address the specific needs of human trafficking victims by launching new initiatives aimed at increasing the availability of trauma-informed services for victims of human trafficking and at addressing barriers to identifying and assisting labor trafficking victims. OVC launched the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center to deliver high-quality, strategically focused, capacity-building training and technical assistance to increase the availability of trauma-informed, victim-centered services for all victims of human trafficking in the United States. OVC has also addressed its resources to partnerships with law enforcement agencies; victims of terrorism and mass violence; American Indians and Alaska Natives; and older adults, who are especially vulnerable to violent crime and financial exploitation. The OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center provided in-depth training and technical assistance to just over 155 organizations and just over 60,000 individual