OVC seeks field-generated proposals that offer innovative solutions that will increase the service options available to crime victims, expand access for underheard and underrepresented communities, or improve the way information is delivered to crime victims. Applicants will be asked to state the problem they are aiming to solve and present an innovative solution that will generate new or promising practices for the field.
OVC seeks applications that demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology to interact directly with crime victims or to provide information, referrals, crisis assistance, and long-term help.
This January marks 20 years of OVC’s anti-trafficking efforts. In recognition of these efforts, OVC has released a Commemoration Guide to support the field in its efforts to raise awareness for human trafficking victims’ rights and services.
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.