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OVC and Center for Court Innovation staff discuss graphic novels focused on young human trafficking survivors’ experiences in this training video.
This chart outlines elements of the Victims of Crime Act. The Crime Victims Fund (the Fund) was established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984. The Fund is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars.
This resource is a slide presentation of the Virginia’s Vision 21. The goal of Virginia’s Vision 21 is to bring together all of the relevant systems and professionals to provide early identification, intervention, and treatment for child and youth victims and their families and caregivers. The demonstration project was funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, and Virginia is one of four demonstration projects in the country comprised of two phases:planning (15 Months) and implementation (up to 5 years).
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the Lifelong Consequences of Trauma is an article from the American Academy of Pediatrics that defines ACEs, talks about the role of stress, the biology of trauma, the effect of trauma on a parent's ability and what lies ahead including several evidence-based, effective clinical treatments to call on in intervening with children who have experienced trauma and adversity, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy18 and Parent-Child Interactive Therapy.
The goal of the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative, supported by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, is to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. Beginning in 2010, and continuing over 18 months, Vision 21 projects examined the current framework of the victim assistance field in the United States and explored new and existing challenges facing the field.
This bulletin discusses the second National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV II), which was conducted in 2011 as a followup to the original NatSCEV I survey.
This e-publication provides guidelines and suggestions to help victim service practitioners and program administrators improve the quality and consistency of their response to crime victims. Select from the Program Standards, Competency Standards, and Ethical Standards buttons below or use the menu on the left to learn more about the purpose and scope of the standards; how to use the standards to improve crime. victim/survivor survivors; and terms, definitions, and resources related to the standards.