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Office for Victims of Crime Report to the Nation 2005: Fiscal Years 2003-2004

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October 2005
69 pages
This Report to the Nation presents the priorities and accomplishments of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) for the period October 2002 through September 2004.
The OVC has worked for more than 20 years to help victims understand and assert their rights as victims of crime. During fiscal years (FYs) 2003 and 2004, the OVC focused on reaching out to and empowering victims of human trafficking, identity theft and fraud, international terrorism, and sexual violence. OVC has also worked toward building faith-based collaborations and serving underserved victim populations, particularly in Indian Country. Chapter 1 describes the types of victim assistance and compensation programs offered by the OVC and distributed through formula grants and set-asides to a variety of State, tribal, and Federal victims programs. Chapter 2 focuses on OVC programs and initiatives that raise awareness of victims’ issues and promote compliance with victims’ rights laws. Chapter 3 discusses the work accomplished within the Tribal Victim Assistance Program and the Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities Grant Program, which are designed to meet the unique needs of American Indian and Alaskan Natives. Chapter 4 focuses on the programs that offer support for victims of international trafficking while chapter 5 presents highlights of FY 2003 and 2004 collaborations with faith communities, including the recently launched Faith-Based or Community Organizations and Victims Services Discretionary Mini-Grant Program. Chapter 6 describes the initiatives supported by OVC designed to organize local, State, and national victim resources to assist terrorism victims and chapter 7 focuses on the OVC funded programs that address intervention and response. Chapter 8 discusses OVC funded programs designed to raise awareness of identity theft among high-risk target groups. Chapter 9 focuses on the evolving needs of victims while chapter 10 identifies direction for the future, which includes plans to restructure and update the National Victim Assistance Academy. Appendixes, tables

Date Published: October 1, 2005