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The multimedia list includes videos that are available online in full-length. Visit the Publications List to access a listing of more products available from OVC, including videos that are only available as DVDs. 

OVC Acting Director Katherine Darke Schmitt Commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 2021

Every June 15, the Nation commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. In this video message, OVC Acting Director Katherine Darke Schmitt discusses OVC's efforts to ensure that victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation are connected with trauma-informed services and helpful resources that protect the safety and confidentiality of victims.

A Vision for Equity in Victim Services: What Do the Data Tell Us About the Work Ahead?

June 2021
OVC and Bureau of Justice Statistics Fellow Heather Warnken, J.D., LL.M. presents her work and vision to ensure equity in victim services. Ms. Warnken highlights statistics on racial disparities and violent victimization. She discusses the need to ensure that programming is in place to reach victims of color and how OVC-administered Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) assistance and compensation funds, a major funding source for victim services throughout the Nation, and other discretionary funds, can be used to expand access to justice across all communities.

OVC Acting Director Speaks at Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day Event

May 2021
OVC Acting Director Katherine Darke Schmitt gave remarks during a special event, hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, and Administration for Native Americans, to honor missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives in commemoration of President Biden’s 2021 proclamation on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.

OVC Acting Director Katherine Darke Schmitt Commemorates Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Month

April 2021
Every April, the Nation commemorates Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month. OVC Acting Director Katherine Darke Schmitt discusses our office's support for projects that serve victims of sexual assault. She also pays tribute to the dedicated service providers working to support victims, including forensic nurse examiner Kim Day, who is retiring after decades in service to victims of sexual violence.

Save the Date: 2021 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

April 2021

The 2021 National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony will be held virtually on Friday, April 23, 2021, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. eastern time. During the ceremony, OVC will recognize individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting crime victims and victim assistance programs. This National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) video montage highlights the 2021 awards categories, while honoring past award recipients.

Register to watch the ceremony.

Recording of Consultation on the FY 2021 Tribal Set-Aside from the Crime Victims Fund on 11/17/20

March 2021

The Office for Victims of Crime invited tribal leaders, representatives, and stakeholders to participate in a Consultation on the Tribal Set-Aside from the Crime Victims Fund for Fiscal Year 2021. Attendees discussed the FY 2021 Crime Victims Fund Tribal Set-Aside and potential revisions to the interim formula and application process used in 2020.

Recording of Consultation on the FY 2021 Tribal Set-Aside from the Crime Victims Fund on 11/18/20

March 2021

The Office for Victims of Crime invited tribal leaders, representatives, and stakeholders to participate in a Consultation on the Tribal Set-Aside from the Crime Victims Fund for Fiscal Year 2021. Attendees discussed the FY 2021 Crime Victims Fund Tribal Set-Aside and potential revisions to the interim formula and application process used in 2020.

Remarks by OVC Director Jessica Hart at the Texas Business Against Trafficking Conference

December 2020

Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart joined Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs at the 2020 Texas Business Against Trafficking Conference. Director Hart spoke about the instrumental role that the business community plays in combating human trafficking and the Department of Justice's commitment to investigating and prosecuting offenders and serving victims of this terrible crime.

Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center Overview (Short)

December 2020

Learn how the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center can help your organization or tribe start, sustain, or grow its anti-trafficking work. The Center offers coaching, mentoring, and a resource library on financial management, community partnerships, delivery of victim services, and more. All the Center’s services are free and available to every organization and tribe working to support victims of human trafficking.

OVC Tribal Financial Management Center: Supporting American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

November 2020

This video provides information about the Office for Victims of Crime Tribal Financial Management Center and how it supports American Indian and Alaska Native communities with financial management and reporting requirements of Office for Victims of Crime grant awards, individualized financial training and technical assistance, and financial needs assessments. The Office for Victims of Crime Tribal Financial Management Center also provides a variety of learning aids including Financial Policies and Procedures Guide Sheets.

OVC Director Jessica Hart Announces Funding to Help Victims of Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting

October 2020

Female genital mutilation or cutting refers to a barbaric practice involving partial or total removal of female genitalia or other injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart announces funding to address the needs of victims of female genital mutilation or cutting.

Message from OVC Director Jessica Hart: 20th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act

October 2020

Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart speaks about the Administration's commitment to combating human trafficking and providing services to victims as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. This landmark legislation identified a three-pronged approach to address this issue: protection, prevention, and prosecution.

About the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center

October 2020

Learn how the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center can help your organization or tribe start, sustain, or grow its anti-trafficking work. The Center offers coaching, mentoring, and a resource library on financial management, community partnerships, delivery of victim services, and more. All the Center’s services are free and available to every organization and tribe working to support victims of human trafficking.

Bill Woolf Announces the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center Website Launch

October 2020

As part of our recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Bill Woolf, Senior Advisor for Victim Services and Human Trafficking Program Director, announces the launch of the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center website. The Center seeks to strengthen human trafficking victim services in the United States by delivering free coaching and mentoring to organizations and federally recognized tribes looking to start, sustain, or grow their anti-trafficking work.

Video Message from Director Hart Commemorating National Campus Safety Awareness Month

September 2020

Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart highlights that during the pandemic it is more important than ever to raise awareness about safety on college and university campuses across the country. In this message, Director Hart provides an overview of an Office for Victims of Crime initiative to provide grant funding to sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) programs on college campuses to offer medical forensic care and other victim services to sexual assault survivors.

Transforming Victims Services Reporting on Partnerships and Training and Technical Assistance Activities

August 2020

This recorded webinar helps Office for Victims of Crime grantees develop a common understanding of performance management versus performance measures; provides information on question banks and shared measures; discusses reporting on partnerships, training, and technical assistance; and highlights how semiannual narrative responses can tell the story of your data.

Message from OVC Director Jessica E. Hart on New Tribal Division

August 2020

This Office for Victims of Crime video message from Director Jessica E. Hart describes efforts by the Office for Victims of Crime to support American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the establishment of a new Tribal Division. The new division ensures the Office for Victims of Crime is appropriately staffed to serve tribal communities by streamlining the distribution and management of the tribal grant awards.

Message from OVC Director Jessica E. Hart on Human Trafficking Initiatives

July 2020

This Office for Victims of Crime video message from Director Jessica E. Hart describes a consolidation of law enforcement, juvenile justice, and victim services human trafficking initiatives at the Office of Justice Programs into one division at the Office for Victims of Crime. This consolidation better aligns funding, training, assistance, and other resources in support of Attorney General Barr’s efforts to use every means at the Department of Justice’s disposal to bring traffickers to justice and serve trafficking victims.