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Performance Measures

What are performance measures?
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What are performance measures?

Performance measures are a specific value or characteristic that measure the output or outcome of a grantee’s activities and services in demonstrating accomplishment of the goals and objectives of OVC’s programs.

Where can I find my program’s performance measures?

Performance measures can be found through a link in the solicitation or in the performance measures table in the solicitation’s appendix. Solicitations are available on the Current Funding Opportunities or the Expired Funding Opportunities page.

Where can applicants find sample performance measures?

Victim Assistance Performance Measures collect data on the number of victims served, victim demographics, types of victimization, and services provided. Victim Assistance grantees and subgrantees report this data on activities supported with VOCA grants plus match funding.

Victim Compensation Performance Measures collect data on the number of applications received, approved, and denied; types of crime and victimization associated with those applications; and amount of expenses paid. Victim Compensation grantees should report data on all state compensation payments, including payments made with state and federal funds.

Transforming Victim Services Performance Measures collect data on activities related 
to—

  • training;
  • technical assistance;
  • technology development;
  • data gathering and research;
  • establishing or maintaining partnerships;
  • ongoing strategic planning; and
  • the provision of direct services to crime victims; including the number of victims served, victim demographics, types of victimization, and services provided.

Human Trafficking Performance Measures capture a diverse range of activities as programs include law enforcement and direct service providers. These measures collect data on services provided to human trafficking victims, as well as on investigation and prosecution, training, partnership-building, community outreach, and other activities performed by grantees.

OVC is currently revising performance measures for the Human Trafficking programs. Once these performance measures are finalized, we will update this website with the new measures.

  • Examples of current performance measures (FY 2019 and prior) reported by the Enhanced Collaborative Model solicitation can be found at https://bjapmt.ojp.gov/help/HT%20ECM_Measures_508.pdf.
  • Examples of current performance measures (FY 2019 and prior) reported by direct service providers in OVC’s online Trafficking Information Management System (TIMS) include information on the victims served and the number of times services were provided in the following categories: Advocacy and Legal Assistance (example Criminal Justice System-Based Advocacy), Client Coordination, Client Safety and Well-Being (example Client Intake, orientation or Mental Health Treatment (Emergency and Long-Term), Education/Employment Assistance, Health-Related Services, Housing Assistance, and Support Services.
Date Created: May 9, 2020