Crime victim services
A Cross-Cultural Conversation: Trauma-Informed Care in the Field of Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence
Exploring Intersectionality in Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence through a Complex Trauma Lens
Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart visited Austin, Texas on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, to hear from the field and announce grant awards to national and state programs.
Director Hart began her day with a tour of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The Hotline, funded in part by the Office for Victims of Crime, operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has handled more than 5 million phone calls and chats over its history.
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by OVC Director Jessica E. Hart During the Impact of the Pandemic on Serving Victims of Domestic Violence Roundtable
Welcome everyone, thanks so much being here today. This is such an important discussion to be having, especially right now in light of the pandemic.
Before we begin, I’d like to extend a special thank you to the National Domestic Violence Hotline for hosting this event. And to Katie Ray-Jones, Gloria Terry, and Jason Buckner for all the planning and coordination that went in to organizing the roundtable.
On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Attorney General Barr announced that the Office of Justice Programs awarded grants over $144 million to enhance services for victims of crime across the United States. Approximately $64.3 million of this funding was awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime.
Attorney General Barr Announces Funding to Improve Public Safety and Serve Crime Victims in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
The Department of Justice has a long-standing commitment to improve public safety in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Attorney General Barr Announces Nearly $100 Million in Office for Victims of Crime Funding to Fight Human Trafficking
On Monday, September 21, 2020, Attorney General Barr and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced the release of nearly $100 million in Office for Victims of Crime funding during a meeting at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia.