Crime Victim Services Funds
The Office for Victims Programs (OVP) administers several state and federal grant programs that provide support for services to victims of crime. Grant funds are distributed to agencies that provide crime victim services through a competitive application process. The Crime Victim Services (CVS) Advisory Board reviews submitted applications and then provides their recommendations to the Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety for review and approval.
The following grants are included in the competitive application process:
- Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
- S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
- State Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement (State VALE)
- Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)
Help for Grantees
Many of the documents and resources needed to apply for an OVP administered grant can be found on the DCJ Grant Forms page. Grantees should also regularly check the DCJ Grants Calendar for upcoming announcements and deadlines. To apply for any DCJ grant, visit DCJ Grants.
In addition to the administration of state and federal dollars to provide support for services to victims of crime, OVP conducts a series of Special Projects to improve the continuum of care crime victims receive.