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A Vision for Equity in Victim Services: What Do the Data Tell Us About the Work Ahead?

June 2021
OVC and Bureau of Justice Statistics Fellow Heather Warnken, J.D., LL.M. presents her work and vision to ensure equity in victim services. Ms. Warnken highlights statistics on racial disparities and violent victimization. She discusses the need to ensure that programming is in place to reach victims of color and how OVC-administered Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) assistance and compensation funds, a major funding source for victim services throughout the Nation, and other discretionary funds, can be used to expand access to justice across all communities.

2016 Victim Needs Assessment

Date Published
April 2017
Publication Type
Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Summary), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored), Program/Project Description

Vision 21 Accomplishments

Date Published
July 2016
Publication Type
Report (Technical Assistance), Program/Project Evaluation, Program/Project Description, Grants and Funding