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    Introducing the New and Improved SANE Guide

    Check out the new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program Development and Operation Guide to see how it can help improve your SANE program and ensure that all sexual assault victims receive the highest standard of patient-centered care.

    View the SANE Guide

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    VOCA Formula Victim Assistance Grant Program Read the Final Rule See What Has Changed
    VOCA Formula Victim Assistance Grant Program Rule

    The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Victim Assistance Grant Program final rule became effective on August 8, 2016. The rule provides greater clarity and more flexibility to state VOCA victim assistance administering agencies to support a continuum of services to crime victims.

    Learn More About the Rule

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    Model Standards
    Model Standards for Serving Victims & Survivors of Crime

    OVC’s new e-publication, Achieving Excellence: Model Standards for Serving Victims & Survivors of Crime, provides guidelines and recommendations to help victim service providers and program administrators improve the quality and consistency of their response to crime victims.

    Learn More About Model Standards

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    Help for Crime Victims
    Help for Crime Victims

    If you are a victim of crime, OVC's site has resources to help you—

    •    • Find a local program.
    •    • Contact a Helpline.

    Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

    Read More

News and Features
OVC Awards Funds to Improve Responses to Violence, Including Officer Shootings More News Announcements
Funding Opportunity: 2017 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Projects More News Announcements
Sign up now for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2017 resources More News Announcements
New SANE Guide: everything you need to support victims of sexual violence More News Announcements
Learn about the changes in the VOCA Formula Victim Assistance Grant Program Final Rule More News Announcements
Reconsidering Juvenile Life Sentences More News Announcements
Current Resources for Crime Victim Service Providers
Continue your education! Visit Training & Technical Assistance on the OVC Web site for information about instructor-led workshops and online trainings—

  • National Victim Assistance Academy
  • Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online)
  • Supporting Crime Victims with Disabilities
OVC GallerySpotlight
New multimedia products and images are now showcased in OVC’s Gallery such as—

  • Photos and videos from the National Crime Victims’ Rights Awards.
  • Web banners of top OVC products and events.

Vision 21 Final Report

Vision 21: Final Report
NOW ONLINE: The Vision 21 report which includes—
  • An analysis of the current state of affairs.
  • A framework for strategic change.
  • A course of action for the future.

9/11 Compensation Fund

September 11 Victim Compensation Fund

State/Local Victim Resources

U.S. Resource Map

Looking to obtain victim services? Use OVC’s U.S. Resource map.

Includes Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) State contacts, events, and resources.

Victims’ Rights Laws

Victim Law
Looking to find crime victims’ rights in your area? Search VictimLaw.

Includes statutes, Tribal laws, state constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and related court decisions.

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