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NCJ Number: NCJ 171665     Find in a Library
Title: Initiatives for Improving the Mental Health of Traumatized Crime Victims
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Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 4
  Series: OVC Fact Sheets
  Annotation: This fact sheet reviews the support for victim mental health services provided by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).
Abstract: OVC recognizes that victim assistance providers need to have the knowledge and skills to respond sensitively and effectively to crime victims and that mental health services should be available to victims who need this assistance. OVC also supports strong collaboration between victim assistance providers and mental health practitioners. OVC administers the Crime Victims fund, which was established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) to support services to crime victims throughout the country. Each year, OVC distributes substantial VOCA formula grant funding to State victim assistance and compensation programs to ensure that lifeline services for victims, including crisis counseling and specialized mental health assistance, are available and accessible. OVC also administers VOCA discretionary grant funding to support innovative, national scope training and technical assistance initiatives that will expand and improve services to crime victims, including specialized training on the mental health assistance needs of crime victims for both victim advocates and licensed mental health providers. During fiscal year 1997, State compensation programs reimbursed victims almost $43 million for mental health services. Four VOCA discretionary grant programs are briefly described, and relevant OVC resources are listed and summarized. An exhibit shows the limits for mental health counseling benefits for each State.
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Mental health services ; Psychological victimization effects ; Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
Publication Number: FS171665
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Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: OVC (Office for Victims of Crime) Fact Sheet.
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