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Victim service organizations

Submission Guidelines

Criteria for Inclusion in the Directory of Crime Victim Services

Each submission will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Core services: The primary task of the organization must be to provide direct services to victims of crime.
  • Stability: The organization must have provided crime victim services for a minimum of 12 months or be a new Victim of Crimes Act (VOCA) subgrantee. The...

The National Census of Victim Service Providers: Data, Resources, and Implications for Practitioners

March 2023
This webinar provides an overview of the National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVS) and a demonstration of recently released interactive maps analyzing the 2017 data at the county level. Learn the importance of these data to the victim services field, how they can be used to understand the current landscape of victim services across the country, and characteristics of victim service providers.

OVC FY 2023 Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen a multidisciplinary approach to better respond to human trafficking. This collaborative approach must include a range of partners that work together to provide access to a diverse set of services for trafficking victims and to seek justice on their behalf.

New Report: Victim Service Providers in U.S. Counties, 2017

This brief Just the Stats report presents findings on the organizations that served victims of crime or abuse as their primary function or had dedicated staff or programs to serve victims, based on data from the National Census of Victim Service Providers, 2017.

The report uses maps to display the rates of victim service providers per 100,000 residents for U.S. counties in the 50 states...

OVC FY 2022 Measuring the Impact of Victim Services: Implementation, Management, and Sustainment of the Measures for Providers Responding to Victimization Experiences (iMPRoVE) Project

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline
The goal of this solicitation is for the award recipient to implement, manage, and sustain the iMPRoVE project for victim service providers. The iMPRoVE project provides an assessment survey tool for victim service providers to be able to measure outcomes and assess the effectiveness and quality of services provided to their clients.