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Help for Victims of Crime
Help for victims of crime . . .
Office of Victims of Crime -
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs -the lifeline services that help victims to heal. The agency supports trainings designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims. OVC also sponsors an annual event in April to commemorate National Crime Victims Rights Week (NCVRW). OVC is one of five bureaus and four offices with grant-making authority within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. For more info click here.
Kansas City Missouri Police Dept. resource site on victims of crime.
This guide is intended to provide basic information to victims and their families regarding the criminal justice process, victim's rights, and various victim/witness assistance and support resources. Click here for more info.