Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) provides leadership and funding for victims of crimes. OVC distributes federal funds to victim assistance and compensation programs in every U.S. state and territory. OVC offers training programs for professionals and their agencies that specialize in helping victims. OVC circulates publications and hosts various programs to help develop awareness about victims’ rights and services to the public.OVC Website
OVC’s main undertaking is to improve the Nation’s ability to help victims of crime and to be a leader in transforming attitudes, policies, and practices that encourage justice and healing for victims. There are five divisions of the OVC which administer particular areas. They are:
Federal Assistance Division
Program Development and Dissemination Division
State Compensation and Assistance Division
Training and Information Dissemination Division
Terrorism and International Victim Assistance Services Division.