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Victim Rights and Services

A Conversation with Roberta Roper: The Evolution of Victims' Rights

September 2022
To commemorate the annual observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims on September 25, Office for Victims of Crime Director Kristina Rose speaks to Roberta Roper about the murder of her beloved daughter, Stephanie. Hear Roberta’s inspiring story and how the crime victims’ field has changed in the past four decades and learn about the ongoing work that needs to be done to help all victims of crime find their justice. 

A Conversation with Roberta Roper

Listen to the latest Justice Today podcast episode, where OVC Director Rose and Roberta Roper discuss the evolution of victims’ rights from the lens of Roberta’s personal journey through the justice system following her daughter’s murder.

OVC FY 2022 Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act State-Run Hate Crime Reporting Hotlines

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
The primary goal of this program is to provide grants for state agencies to establish and run state-run hate crime reporting hotlines to facilitate significantly increased reporting of hate crimes data, and to ensure that victims and witnesses are connected to law enforcement and local support services as needed.