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OVC supports programs that provide direct assistance to help victims rebuild their lives and compensation to reimburse them for financial losses resulting from their victimization. OVC programs also help build capacity in the crime victims field, conduct research and evaluation, spur innovation, and reach victims. 

Click on the images below to learn about OVC's core programs. Read the 2023 OVC Report to the Nation for additional information about OVC and its programs.


If you or a family member has been a victim of crime, visit our Help for Victims site for information and resources.