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Domestic terrorism

Terrorism and Mass Violence

Highlights of OVC efforts to help organizations appropriately plan for, respond to, and assist victims and communities affected by mass violence during FYs 2021-2022.

OVC FY 2023 National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center

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OVC seeks to maintain a Center to identify and develop evidence-based best practices that address the comprehensive needs of victims of mass violence and those who engage with them, with an emphasis on addressing mental- and behavioral-health issues.

The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP)

January 2017
The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) is one resource that the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) uses to support jurisdictions and victims that have experienced incidents of terrorism or mass violence. Following the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma, Congress amended the 1984 Victims of Crime Act, authorizing OVC to establish an Antiterrorism Emergency Reserve (Emergency Reserve) using resources from the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund). Every year, OVC has access to up to $50 million from the Emergency Reserve that is available beyond the appropriation level for the Fund that Congress establishes annually. The OVC Director can use these Emergency Reserve funds for AEAP.

OVC FY 2020 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) for Crime Victim Compensation and Assistance

Closing Date

The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) is a mechanism by which the Director of OVC may award supplemental crime victim compensation and assistance to respond to an act of domestic terrorism or mass criminal violence. The criminal act has to be of sufficient magnitude that the jurisdiction cannot provide needed services to victims of the incident with existing resources and it places an undue...