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Crime Victim/Survivor

I am interested in joining the field of victim services. What resources are available through OVC TTAC to get me started?

Start with our free Victim Assistance Training Online. It provides the essential skills and knowledge needed to effectively assist victims of crime.

How can I get help?

Help in your area is available from your State/Local Victim Compensation and Assistance programs. Assistance may come in the form of financial reimbursement or victim services. Funding support for state assistance and compensation programs comes from the Crime Victims Fund, which is administered by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) as authorized by the Victim of Crime Act (VOCA).

Another source of help is your local victim/witness assistance program. You may contact the National Organization for Victim Assistance at 800–TRY–NOVA for a referral in your area.

Find out more in this brochure, What You Can Do If You Are a Victim of Crime (PDF, 466 KB), which includes a brief overview of OVC, your rights, and where you can get help.

OVC has developed a new video: If You're a Victim of Crime, Help is Available. This video describes the help that is available for victims of crime and identifies certain victims' rights that are guaranteed in most states.

Visit the OVC website for more information on how to obtain help.