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 2024481710.