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Training and Technical Assistance

Through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC), OVC can deploy consultants and trainers to assist communities with efforts to create a comprehensive and overarching plan to include victims in preparation for a mass violence or terrorism incident. OVC encourages you to request no-cost, customized training and technical assistance (TTA) to help you develop a comprehensive victim assistance plan before a mass violence or terrorism event occurs.

Partnerships & Planning Resources
Partnerships & Planning: TTA is provided to help create an emergency plan, recognize available victim resources as well as gaps in resources, identify potential members of a multidisciplinary planning committee, shape roles and responsibilities, review existing plans (if any), and examine all victim assistance protocols and customize them to fit your community.

Response Resources
Response: TTA is available to develop strategies for responding to an event, conducting victim needs assessments, and creating or enhancing a community's Family Assistance Center.

Recovery Resources
Recovery: TTA can help a community transition from a Family Assistance Center to a Community Resiliency Center.

Request Training and Technical Assistance

You may request training and technical assistance related to the Mass Violence Toolkit—assistance is available to city-, county-, and state-level organizations. To make a request for mass violence and terrorism training or technical assistance, please contact OVC TTAC at or complete an application.

To apply, please complete the Online Application Form.

To complete your existing application, login to access your application.

Death Notifications: Best Practices

This 11-minute video provides general best practices for law enforcement professionals to keep in mind when providing death notifications to survivors. To learn more about providing death notifications following a mass violence incident, please review the "Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: Death Notifications" webinar.