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Access the latest press releases, speeches, and blogs about victimization and crime victim services from the White House, U.S. Department of Justice, and OVC.

 

Dial into the “From the Director’s Desk” monthly briefing on the second Thursday of each month, at 3:00 p.m., eastern time.

During this short call, Director Kristina Rose will update the field about OVC programs and initiatives. 

Learn more about joining the call and listen to recordings of prior sessions on our From the Director’s Desk page.


June 14, 2024: Message From the Director: OVC Funding Opportunities

April 24, 2024: Remarks From OVC Director Kristina Rose: 2024 NCVRW Candlelight Vigil

April 22, 2024: Message From the Director: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2024

February 5, 2024: Message From the Director: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking To Enhance the Federal Crime Victim Compensation Program

October 11, 2023: Remarks by OVC Director Kristina Rose Announcing the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center Grant

September 25, 2023: Message from the Director: Expansion of OVC TTAC

September 8, 2023: Remarks by OVC Director Kristina Rose at the National Center for Victims of Crime’s 2023 National Training Institute

June 5, 2023: Message from the Director: Update on VOCA Crime Victim Compensation Guidelines

April 27, 2023: Remarks by OVC Director Kristina Rose During the 2023 NCVRW Candlelight Vigil

April 24, 2023: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Message From OVC Director Kristina Rose

February 16, 2023: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by OVC Director Kristina Rose at the 2023 Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative Grantee Convening

January 26, 2023: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by OVC Director Kristina Rose at the Collaboration, Transformation, Impact: Celebrating 20 Years of OVC’s Anti-Trafficking Efforts Event

June 26, 2024: Greater than the sum of our parts: Celebrating LGBTQI+ Pride Month

May 29, 2024: Office of Justice Programs Announces the Children’s Justice Project to Identify Children’s Remains

May 22, 2024: Office of Justice Programs Commemorates National Missing Children’s Day

April 30, 2024: Protecting the Youngest Victims of Substance Use

April 3, 2024: Remarks of Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon at the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative Grantee Conference

February 13, 2024: Readout of Office of Justice Programs Participation in White House Community Violence Awareness Week

January 30, 2024: United Against Labor Trafficking: Spotlight on Organizations Leading the Charge

October 30, 2023: Remarks of Office of Justice Programs Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon at the Hate Crimes Funding Announcement

October 18, 2023: Helping Communities Serve Victims of Mass Violence

October 16, 2023: Readout of Office of Justice Programs Leadership Visit to Charleston to Announce Grant Awards

October 12, 2023: In 2021, 1 in 10 persons had been victims of identity theft in the past 12 months

October 11, 2023: Remarks of the Honorable Amy L. Solomon Assistant Attorney General Office of Justice Programs at the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center

September 28, 2023: Embracing Community Violence Intervention in Boston Communities and Nationwide

September 14, 2023: U.S. Nonfatal Violent Victimization Rate Returns to Prepandemic Levels 

September 13, 2023: BJS Releases Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2022

September 11, 2023: NIJ-Supported Research Reduces Sexual Assault DNA Processing Time

July 10, 2023: Four Champions of Racial Justice

May 30, 2023: The Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Updates When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide

May 25, 2023: People Who Inspired BJA Programs: James Byrd, Jr.

May 24, 2023: Justice Department Observes National Missing Children’s Day

May 23, 2023: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Will Honor Law Enforcement, ICAC Task Force at Missing Children’s Day Ceremony

May 11, 2023: Achieving Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors in Georgia

April 25, 2023: Enforcing Victims’ Rights: Elevating Survivor Voices

February 15, 2023: Remarks of Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon at the General Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative Grantee Convening

January 26, 2023: Remarks of Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon at the Collaboration, Transformation, Impact: Celebrating 20 Years of OVC’s Anti-Trafficking Efforts Commemoration

July 12, 2024: Departments of Justice and Interior Host 2024 Tribal Justice, Safety and Wellness Summit

June 21, 2024: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision in United States v. Rahimi

June 21, 2024: OVW Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling in U.S. vs. Rahimi

June 21, 2024: Justice Department Opens Application Period for Program to Enhance Tribal Access to National Crime Information Databases

June 14, 2024: Justice Department Announces Anticipated Distribution of at Least $940M to Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism in 2025

June 12, 2024: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the Elder Justice Coordinating Council

June 12, 2024: Seventeen Federal Agencies Recognize Decade of Federal Progress Addressing Elder Abuse

May 31, 2024: Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon Delivers Remarks at Reimagining Justice at Justice: Supporting Communities as Co-Producers Of Public Safety

May 3, 2024: Justice Department Strengthens Efforts, Builds Partnerships to Address the Crisis of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons

April 25, 2024: Justice Department Recognizes Crime Victim Services Professionals and Survivors at 2024 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

April 25, 2024: Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon Delivers Remarks at the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

April 25, 2024: Director Kristina Rose Delivers Remarks at the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

April 23, 2024: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at ATF’s Inaugural Gun Violence Survivors’ Summit

April 23, 2024: Justice Department Dedicates “Faces of Gun Violence” Exhibit at ATF’s Inaugural Gun Violence Survivors’ Summit

April 23, 2024: Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco Deliver Remarks at ATF’s Inaugural Gun Violence Survivors’ Summit

April 19, 2024: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on the 29th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing

April 3, 2024: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative Grantee Conference

April 3, 2024: Acting Associate Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer Delivers Remarks at the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative Grantee Conference

March 23, 2024: Justice Department Launches the National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center

March 5, 2024: Justice and Interior Departments Outline Commitment, Next Steps in Effort to Address Missing or Murdered Indigenous Peoples and Human Trafficking Crisis

February 13, 2024: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

February 9, 2024: Department of Justice Recognizes the Conclusion of its National Human Trafficking Prevention Month Observance

February 6, 2024: Justice Department and Federal Partners Recognize Zero Tolerance Day for Female Genital Mutilation

January 18, 2024: Justice Department Releases Report on its Critical Incident Review of the Response to the Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

January 11, 2024: Justice Department Observes National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

December 13, 2023: Justice Department Announces Funding Opportunities to Support Public Safety in Tribal Communities

December 11, 2023: Justice Department Announces Release of Violent Crime Reduction Roadmap

December 11, 2023: Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the Justice Department’s Violent Crime Reduction Summit

December 11, 2023: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the Justice Department’s Violent Crime Reduction Summit

December 11, 2023: Justice Department Announces Distribution of Over $158.9M to Nearly 25,000 Victims of Madoff Ponzi Scheme

November 1, 2023: Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Delivers Remarks at the United Against Hate Virtual Forum

November 1, 2023: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the United Against Hate Virtual Forum 

November 1, 2023: Justice Department Hosts Forum to Highlight Efforts to Unite Communities and Strengthen Partnerships with Law Enforcement to Combat Hate

November 1, 2023: Justice Department Leaders Join Maryland Attorney General to Announce Hate Crime Grants

November 1, 2023: Not Invisible Act Commission Transmits Recommendations to Federal Government to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples and Human Trafficking

October 30, 2023: Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at Reconciling the Past, Building the Future: Law Enforcement and Community Partnerships Against Hate

October 20, 2023: Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the Alaska Federation of Natives 2023 Annual Convention

October 20, 2023: Justice Department to Award More Than $96.7 Million in Grants to American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

October 18, 2023: The Justice Department Issues Fifth Annual Elder Justice Report

October 16, 2023: Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Opening Remarks for “Leadership Reflections: Navigating Through Crisis”

September 28, 2023: Justice Department Awards Over $4.4 Billion to Support Community Safety

September 21, 2023: Justice Department Tribal Access Program Will Continue to Improve the Exchange of Critical Data

September 15, 2023: Western Union Remission Fund Distributes Approximately $40M to Victims in the United States and Abroad

September 11, 2023: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks Commemorating the 22nd Anniversary of the Terrorist Attacks of Sept. 11, 2001

August 27, 2023: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on Jacksonville Shooting

August 23, 2023: Justice Department Awards Almost $70 Million in Grant Funding for Support Services for American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Crime 

June 29, 2023: Justice Department Opens Application Period for Program to Enhance Tribal Access to National Crime Information Databases

June 28, 2023: Justice Department Launches Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Regional Outreach Program

June 12, 2023: Readout of Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta's Trip to Chicago

June 8, 2023: Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland in Honor of Pride Month

May 30, 2023: Justice Department Highlights Initiatives to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence

May 24, 2023: Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at 40th Annual National Missing Children’s Day Ceremony

May 24, 2023: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at 40th Annual National Missing Children’s Day Ceremony

May 24, 2023: Justice Department Observes National Missing Children’s Day

May 22, 2023: Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women Announces National Protocol for Intimate Partner Violence Medical Forensic Examinations

May 15, 2023: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

May 5, 2023: Fact Sheet: Justice Department Strengthens Efforts to Address the Crisis of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons

April 28, 2023: Justice Department Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

April 28, 2023: Justice Department Announces National Human Trafficking Coordinator and National Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction

April 25, 2023: Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the EPA’s Environmental Crimes Event

April 19, 2023: Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on the 28th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing

April 15, 2023: Statement from Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco on the 10th Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings

April 10, 2023: Justice Department Announces Total Distribution of Over $6B to Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism

March 13, 2023: Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Issues Statement on the FBI’s Supplemental 2021 Hate Crime Statistics

February 28, 2023: Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco and Secretary Deb Haaland Meet with Not Invisible Act Commission

February 16, 2023: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative Grantee Convening

February 15, 2023: Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative Grantee Convening 

February 15, 2023: Director Allison Randall of the Office on Violence Against Women Delivers Remarks at the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Event 

February 14, 2023: Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the Office on Violence Against Women’s Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Event

February 13, 2023: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

February 10, 2023: Nearly 40,000 Victims Receive Over $115M in Compensation for Fraud Schemes Processed by MoneyGram

February 6, 2023: Justice Department and Federal Partners Recognize Zero Tolerance Day for Female Genital Mutilation

January 31, 2023: Justice Department Observes National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 26, 2023: Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for Civil Rights Delivers Remarks at OVC's Anti-Trafficking Commemorative Event 

January 26, 2023: Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at OVC's Anti-Trafficking Commemorative Event 

January 26, 2023: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at OVC's Anti-Trafficking Commemorative Event

 

May 3, 2024: A Proclamation on Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, 2024

April 19, 2024: A Proclamation on National Crime Victims’ Rights, 2024

March 29, 2024: A Proclamation on National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2024

March 29, 2024: A Proclamation on National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2024

January 31, 2024: A Proclamation on National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2024

December 29, 2023: A Proclamation on National Stalking Awareness Month, 2024

December 29, 2023: A Proclamation on National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2024

November 30, 2023: A Proclamation on National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2023

September 29, 2023: A Proclamation on National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2023

September 29, 2023: A Proclamation on Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2023

September 13, 2023: Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Celebrates the Twenty-Ninth Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

May 12, 2023: A Proclamation on Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2023

May 4, 2023: A Proclamation on Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, 2023

April 21, 2023: A Proclamation on National Crime Victims’ Week, 2023

March 31, 2023: A Proclamation on National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2023

March 31, 2023: A Proclamation on National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2023

March 3, 2023: Executive Summary: Initial Blueprint for the White House Task Force to Address Online Harassment and Abuse

March 3, 2023: A Proclamation on National Consumer Protection Week, 2023

March 2, 2023: Fact Sheet: President Biden’s Sweeping Pandemic Anti-Fraud Proposal: Going After Systemic Fraud, Taking on Identity Theft, Helping Victims

February 13, 2023: Fact Sheet: President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (2023)

February 10, 2023: Fact Sheet: Resources for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities in the Aftermath of Mass Violence

January 31, 2023: A Proclamation on National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2023

Date Modified: July 15, 2024
Date Created: April 18, 2020