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2017 National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony

April 2017

Join the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) on April 7 for the 2017 National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony, which recognizes individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting crime victims and victim services. Video run time: 1 hr 22 min.

Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents

February 2017

The arrest of a parent can have a significant and potentially long-term traumatic impact on children, including shock, immense fear, anxiety, and anger toward the arresting officers. Video run time: 5:17 min.

Get to Know OJP

January 2017

Office of Justice Programs: Building Solutions. Supporting Communities. Advancing Justice. Video run time: 4:46 min.

Procedural Justice Training for Law Enforcement Officers

September 2016

The procedural justice training for law enforcement serves to rebuild community trust and increase legitimacy. Procedural justice focuses on the way police interact with the public, and how these interactions influence crime rates and the public's view of police and willingness to obey the law. Evidence shows that practicing procedural justice can have significant impact on public safety and officer safety. Video run time: 4:28 min.

2016 National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony

April 2016

The National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony was held on April 12, 2016, at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.  The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) recognized individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting crime victims and victim services.

What is the Office for Victims of Crime?

March 2016

Discussion of Office for Victims of Crime's mission and major responsibilities to enhance victims' rights and services for all victims across the United States. Video run time: 3:32 min.

What is the Crime Victims Fund?

March 2016

This video describes the Crime Victims Fund, a major funding source for victim services throughout the Nation that is made up of fines, special assessments, and forfeited bail paid by people who are convicted of federal crimes in U.S. courts around the country. Video run time: 2:34 min.

How Research and Technology Are Expanding Sexual Assault Kit Testing

January 2016

NIJ Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences Director Gerald LaPorte and Deputy Director Heather Waltke, along with Heather LaSalle, Forensic Examiner, DNA Casework Unit, and Tina Delgado, Chief, Biometrics Division from the FBI Laboratory discuss how scientific advances can help jurisdictions process a large number of previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.  Video run time: 2:55 min.

Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery - Application Tips & Tools

December 2015

Every day, federal, state, and local law enforcement officers engage in exceptional acts of bravery while in the line of duty. Often, such acts place the officers involved at personal risk of injury or result in their sustaining a physical injury. To honor these acts of bravery, Congress passed the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2008, creating the Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery and the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery. Video run time: 5:41 min.