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Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)


The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is the federal focal point for crime victims’ issues. It also administers the Crime Victims Fund deposits authorized under the Victims of Crime Act. These funds support a variety of activities including the victim assistance and victim compensation grants, training and technical assistance to victim service and criminal justice system professionals, and services for federal crime victims and Native American organizations. OVC works with national, international, state, military, tribal victim assistance, and criminal justice agencies, as well as other professional organizations, to promote fundamental rights and comprehensive services for crime victims.

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