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Module 11 Resources for Victim Advocates. Learning Objectives. Describe the victim assistance offices within the U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services. Identify organizations that sponsor information, referral, crisis lines.

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Module 11 resources for victim advocates

Module 11Resources for Victim Advocates


Learning objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the victim assistance offices within the U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services.

  • Identify organizations that sponsor information, referral, crisis lines.

  • Describe national resources that provide information about victims’ rights.


U s department of justice office for victims of crime ovc

U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

OVC is a federal agency within the Office of Justice Programs, USDOJ.

Congress formally established OVC in 1988 through an amendment to the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to provide leadership and funding on behalf of crime victims.


U s department of justice office for victims of crime ovc1

U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

The mission of OVC is to enhance the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims.


Ovc resources

OVC Resources

  • OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center

  • OVC Resource Center

  • OVC Directory of Crime Victim Services

  • OVC Web Forum

  • Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online)


Office on violence against women ovw

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

  • Provides national leadership in developing the Nation's capacity to reduce violence against women through VAWA.

  • Created in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance.


Office of juvenile justice and delinquency programs

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs

  • Supports states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions.

  • Develops and implements programs to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, provide services that address the needs of youth and their families.


U s department of health and human services hhs

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Centers for Disease Control

  • Family Violence Prevention and Services Program

  • Indian Health Service

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


National and state victim assistance resources

National and State Victim Assistance Resources

  • Worksheet 11.1: Web URL roster

  • Worksheet 11.2: 26 Federal and national toll-free information and referral resources for crime victims and advocates


Federal funding

Federal Funding

  • www.grants.gov

  • Central source to find free information about a wide range of federal grant funding.

  • Sign up to be notified of grant opportunities and to receive the Grants.gov Succeed Newsletter.


Crime victims rights

Crime Victims’ Rights

  • Legal Information Institute

  • WashLaw

  • VictimLaw

  • U.S. Congressional Victim’s Rights Caucus

  • National Crime Victim Law Institute


Activity

Activity

Word Search

Worksheet 11.3


Review of learning objectives

Review of Learning Objectives

  • Describe the victim assistance offices within the U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services.

  • Identify organizations that sponsor information, referral, crisis lines.

  • Describe national resources that provide information about victims’ rights.


Closing of module 11

Closing of Module 11

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