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Help for Crime Victims

What You Can Do if You Are a Victim of Crime (2010)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, BC000790.
This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide, Fourth Edition (May 2010)
OJJDP, Report, 110 pages, NCJ 228735.
This document serves to guide parents and family members whose children go missing.
Abstract | PDF (English) 5 MB | PDF (Spanish)
Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program: Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes (July 2007)
OVC, BC000744.
This brochure describes the OVC Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program, which provides federal funds to support crisis response, consequence management, criminal justice support, crime victim compensation, and training and technical assistance during crisis aftermath.
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Recovering From Your Crime-Related Injuries (July 2006)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 213709.
This 12 minute DVD is a component of A Multimedia Program for Physically Injured Crime Victims. The DVD provides seriously injured crime victims with general information about the criminal justice system and strategies to cope with the negative emotions that often accompany victimization.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series
Coping With the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One or When You Are a Victim/Crime Survivor (November 2005)
OVC, 5 pages, NCJ 212166.
Anticipation of a holiday without a friend or family member can be harder than the actual holiday itself. This Web page resource has suggestions from survivors for getting through the holidays.
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Information for Victims of Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labor (2002)
OVC, 4 pages, NCJ 202628.
This brochure from the U.S. Department of Justice provides basic information about the rights of victims of trafficking in the United States and describes assistance and protections that may be available.
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OVC Handbook for Coping After Terrorism: A Guide to Healing and Recovery (September 2001)
OVC, OVC Others, 12 pages, NCJ 190249.
This handbook provides victims of terrorism with information based on the expertise of mental health, crisis counseling, and victim assistance professionals. The handbook is intended to help these victims understand their reactions to an act of terrorism or mass violence.
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Part Of the OVC Others Series

Help for Victims of DUI Crashes (April 2018)
OVC-Sponsored, 2 pages, NCJ 251675.
All victims of crime should be treated with dignity and respect, including victims of drunk driving crashes. This brochure provides information to victims of DUI crashes and the rights and services that may be available to them, including crime victim compensation. This resource was produced by the National Sheriffs’ Association with funding support from OVC.
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OVC HELP Series for Crime Victims (June 2012)
OVC
This series of nine brochures features information and resources for victims of crime and victim service professionals on the topics of assault, child abuse, domestic violence, homicide, impaired driving, robbery, sexual violence, and stalking. Each brochure defines a type of victimization; discusses what to do if you are a victim of this crime and where to go for help; and provides resources for more information and assistance.
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What is the Office for Victims of Crime? (2010)
OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, 6 pages, FS 000321.
This fact sheet describes OVC’s mission and major responsibilities.
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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series

Resource Guide for Serving U.S. Citizens Victimized Abroad (April 2008)
OVC, 1 pages, NCJ 221889.
Victim service providers in the United States have a tremendous opportunity to enhance the services that U.S. citizens who are victimized abroad receive. This online resource guide can help victim service providers develop strategic plans and carry out constructive activities to ensure that key personnel, resources, and protocols are in place for effective assistance.
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Recovering From Your Crime-Related Injuries (Spanish Subtitles) (April 2007)
OVC, OVC Videos, 0 pages, NCJ 215732.
This 12 minute DVD is a component of A Multimedia Program for Physically Injured Crime Victims. The DVD is English language audio with Spanish Subtitles and provides seriously injured crime victims with general information about the criminal justice system and strategies to cope with the negative emotions that often accompany victimization.
Abstract | HTML (Transcript) | Video (WMV Video Clip) | Video (QuickTime Video Clip)
Part Of the OVC Videos Series

Recovering from Crime: Steps for the Physically Injured Victim (July 2006)
OVC, BC000728.
This multimedia program offers victims an educational DVD, brochure, and bulletin for use during their hospitalization for crime-related injuries. The program provides victims of violent crime with information about emotional responses to victimization, elements of medical follow-up, physical rehabilitation processes, and the criminal justice system.
PDF (English) | PDF (Spanish)

State Crime Victim Compensation and Assistance Grant Programs (April 2004)
OVC, OVC Fact Sheets, FS 000306.
This e-pub provides information about OVC’s partnership with state agencies to provide victim compensation and victim assistance to individuals. This e-pub links to a listing of state administrators to contact to obtain direct services for victims.
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Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series

Compensation for Crime Victims (2002)
OVC-Sponsored, 5 pages, NCJ 251373.
This brochure provides victims of crime with information about state victim compensation programs. It includes details about eligibility requirements, expenses that compensation programs generally cover, and information on how to apply for compensation.

Handbook on Justice for Victims (1999)
UNCCPCJ, 132 pages, NCJ 179083.
In May 1996, the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, at its fifth session, adopted a resolution to develop a manual or manuals on the use and application of the Declaration. The Handbook on Justice for Victims was developed in response to that resolution and outlines the basic steps in developing comprehensive assistance services for victims of crime.

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