Office for Victims of Crime | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Introduction

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice that provides resources and support to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

The OVC was established in 1988 and is responsible for administering federal funds to state and local governments, non-profit organizations, and individuals who work to support crime victims.

The OVC provides a wide range of services, including financial assistance, training and technical assistance, and public awareness campaigns to increase understanding of victimization issues. The agency also works closely with other federal agencies and organizations to ensure that victims of crime receive the services and support they need to recover from the physical, emotional, and financial impact of crime.

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Last Modified: 03/10/2023


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