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2019-2020 NCJTC Training Catalog
Explore best practices for developing, launching, administering and improving upon AMBER Alert Programs are explored.
Read the AMBER Advocate newsletter and share with your child protection colleagues to stay current on issues related to the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program and AMBER Alert program work and successes across the country and internationally.
A robust library of publications, addressing the specific needs of tribal communities, is available to supplement your training and technical assistance though the program. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute library houses resources addressing victim issues related to violence against Native women, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, tribal-state collaboration, public law 280, healing to wellness and juvenile justice.
Use the 2017 NCVRW Resource Guide to plan your campaign. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed April 2–8, 2017. Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) encourages you to incorporate the resources available into your outreach materials to support this weeklong event. This year’s NCVRW theme video centers around this year’s theme—Strength. Resilience. Justice. It reflects a vision in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities can seek collective justice and healing. Theme artwork is also available for organizations to incorporate into their outreach materials, including: Theme Poster, Facebook and Twitter imagery, Artwork for buttons, bookmarks, ribbon cards, and more. Explore the Guide online and download all materials for use offline.
On June 29, 2017, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint Darlene Hutchinson of Alabama to be Director of the Office of Victims of Crime, Department of Justice. Ms. Hutchinson has been a crime victims’ advocate more than 20 years, working extensively on legislation and public policy, teaching at police academies, and accompanying victims of all types to court and parole hearings. Ms. Hutchinson’s volunteerism includes 10 years with rape crisis centers in Montgomery, Alabama, and Collin County, Texas, as well as seven years as president of a victims’ support and advocacy group. Simultaneously, Ms. Hutchinson worked 25 years in publishing, including eight years as the editor of law enforcement publications in Alabama, Washington, D.C., and Texas. Plus, she served nearly 6 years as the Communications and Media Director for the Dallas Bar Association.
More Than $130 Million Awarded to Improve Tribal Victim Services and Public Safety. The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced more than $130 million in grant awards to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities to enhance victim services, address violence against women, improve public safety, and support youth programs. Through two purpose areas of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), OVC awarded funds to more than 20 tribes.
The United States Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS). The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding to improve public safety and victim services in tribal communities. This solicitation provides federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia an opportunity to apply for funding to aid in developing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization.
PUBLIC SAFETY FUNDING AVAILABLE TO FEDERALLY-RECOGNIZED TRIBES AND TRIBAL CONSORTIA. The United States Department of Justice announced the opening of the grant solicitation period for comprehensive funding to American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and tribal consortia to support public safety, victim services and crime prevention. The department’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation
Every January, OVC commemorates National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month to renew its commitment to helping trafficking victims. Human trafficking is a horrendous crime that impacts communities throughout our Nation. With increased awareness, improved services, and effective prosecutions, we can work together to fight this crime and support the survivors.
Reminder: Submit your 2017 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Nominations. If you know an individual, team, program, or organization that demonstrates outstanding service in supporting victims and victim services, nominate them today for the 2018 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards.
Now Open: 2018 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Nomination Period. Each year, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) recognizes extraordinary individuals, teams, programs, and organizations that demonstrate outstanding achievements in supporting victims and victim services. The recipients are honored at the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Submit a nomination today!
OVC releases the Vicarious Trauma Toolkit. The newly released OVC Vicarious Trauma Toolkit can be used to: conduct an assessment of your agency's current capacity as a vicarious trauma-informed organization; review your existing capacity, identify gaps, and prioritize needs; locate resources and tools to help meet your identified needs; and develop a comprehensive plan to address exposure to single incidents of crime or violence and acts of mass violence and terrorism.
Learn About Office for Victims of Crime's (OVC) New Director, Darlene Hutchinson Biehl. Darlene Hutchinson Biehl is the Director of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), where she oversees its programs and services to help victims in the aftermath of crime and to provide continued support to them as they rebuild their lives.
The National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) has announced the availability of funding for the 2018 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Community Awareness Projects. With support from the Office for Victims of Crime, at least 60 communities will receive up to $5,000 each to support events and activities to promote public awareness of crime victim rights and available services during National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 8 – 14, 2018.
OVC website and resource center to assist in efforts to serve crime victims.
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) develops publications and products on emerging victim issues, promising practices, policy development, and technical assistance and skill-building tools.
The Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center (OVCRC) is an information hub for people who are involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal justice, juvenile justice, victim assistance, and drug control.
Victim Assistance Training Online is a foundational Web-based victim assistance training program that offers victim service providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the essential skills and knowledge they need to more effectively assist victims of crime. VAT Online has four sections: Basics, Core Competencies and Skills, Crimes, and Specific Considerations for Providing Victim Services.
The NIJ Privacy Certificate guidelines and format provide instructions and a useful tool for documenting that applicants understand their obligations and how they will fulfill their obligations under the confidentiality regulations found in 28 CFR Part 22.
Shared resources and free digital copies of TLPI publications, work product created through various grants and partnerships since 1996.
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