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Crime Victim Survivors: The Power of the Personal Story - Episode 3: Unique Patterson

October 2022

In this podcast, we hear from Unique Patterson who discusses his experience as a gun violence survivor who suffered paralysis from the victimization. Joining Unique on the podcast is Dr. Liza Chowdury, Director of the Paterson Healing Collective, a hospital-based violence intervention program (HVIP). Staff of the Paterson Healing Collective connected with Unique while he was in the hospital, recovering from his injuries. In addition to receiving supportive services, Unique also received financial assistance from the state compensation program.

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

Closing Date
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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.

OVC FY 2022 VOCA Victim Compensation Fellow

Closing Date
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The individual who is awarded funding under this program will work to—

  • identify barriers that prevent all victims of crime, including victims of color, from accessing and receiving compensation,
  • improve support and resources for state victim compensation programs, and
  • promote equity in access to and receipt of compensation funding.

OVC FY 2022 Bridging Inequities – Legal Services and Victims’ Rights Enforcement for Underserved Communities

Closing Date
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OVC seeks applications for funding to increase access to legal assistance for victims of crime in underserved communities. This project will support a coordinating lead organization to competitively select approximately 20 legal fellows to be hosted by organizations across the Nation and located in underserved communities to provide civil legal services to victims of crime.

OVC FY 2022 Responding to Transgender Victims of Crime

Closing Date
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OVC seeks applications for funding to develop a toolkit for serving transgender victims of crime. The goal of this project is to update and expand upon the previously released 2014 OVC guide, Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault.

OVC FY 2022 Advancing Hospital-Based Victim Services

Closing Date
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Application JustGrants Deadline
The goal of this solicitation is to support evidence-based models, practices, and policies that improve partnerships between the victim services field and hospitals and other medical facilities to increase support for crime victims.