Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.

OVC Website

OVC’s main undertaking is to improve the Nation’s ability to help victims of crime and to be a leader in transforming attitudes, policies, and practices that encourage justice and healing for victims. There are five divisions of the OVC which administer particular areas. They are:

Federal Assistance Division

Program Development and Dissemination Division

State Compensation and Assistance Division

Training and Information Dissemination Division

Terrorism and International Victim Assistance Services Division.


Gary Barnett
Acting Director

OVC Email

Main Line: 202-307-5983

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