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YMCA Supportive Services Project for Victims of Human Trafficking

15POVC-22-GG-03691-HT
Geographical Areas Served
  • Greater Houston Area (Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Galveston, Waller, Brazoria, Liberty, Austin, and Chambers Counties)
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
TX
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
$800,000

Tech Safety App Version 2.0 Launched

View the updated mobile app, which provides survivors and advocates with information on safety and privacy, how technology can be misused, and what survivors can do about technology abuse.

New Publication on Using Technology to Communicate with Victims


Video calls, web chats, and other forms of virtual communication have become mainstream and offer opportunities to enhance victim services delivery. However, using technology to effectively communicate with victims and witnesses requires more than choosing the right software.

A new publication is available to help law enforcement-based victim service providers assess their readiness to use virtual communication technologies. Establishing or Enhancing Law Enforcement-Based Victim Services...

Understanding the Effects of the Pandemic for Domestic Violence Victims

November 2021

Hear from Federal Government representatives, researchers, and service providers about how COVID-19 has impacted the occurrence of domestic violence across the country as they cover—

  • an analysis of domestic violence calls,
  • the inequities experienced by underserved populations, and
  • the challenges service providers experienced and their innovative responses to help those in need.

OVC and the Office on Violence Against Women hosted this webinar on Friday, October 29, 2021.

OVC FY 2021 Building State Technology Capacity

Closing Date
OVC is seeking applications from Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Assistance and Compensation Program State Administering Agencies to implement statewide technology programs to enhance victims’ access to services, foster innovation and efficiency in the provision of services, improve the quality of services, and improve the accessibility and responsiveness of victim service organizations.

OVC FY 2021 Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime

Closing Date
Through this solicitation, OVC seeks to provide funding to organizations that demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology in innovative ways to interact directly with crime victims and/or to provide information, referrals, crisis assistance, and longer-term help.

Building a Culture of Trust

Date Published
2020
Publication Type
Report (Technical Assistance), Report (Grant Sponsored), Program/Project Description, Instructional Material
Agencies
OVC-Sponsored