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Oral History Project

The victims' movement is a contemporary example of positive social evolution that, over the past 30 years, has grown into a national agenda for putting victims first. The Federal Government accepted responsibility for national leadership by first convening the President's Task Force on Victims of Crime in 1982 and later establishing OVC to administer the Crime Victims Fund. OVC recognizes that many movement leaders contributed to this evolution. Under OVC's Oral History Project, key contributors to the success of the victims' movement will be interviewed about their involvement in advancing policy and practice. This progress and the impact of the President's task force will be documented in special reports and a videotape. In addition, an online archive that memorializes the field's achievements and identifies its pioneers will be developed. For more information, call Justice Solutions at 202–448–1710.

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