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Crime Victim State Scholarship Program

Victims play a central role in informing the development of victim assistance policy, protocol, and training. However, most state and local organizations do not have the funding to support victim participation in the statewide conferences where much of the information dissemination and discussion about policy, protocol, service delivery, and training occurs. Likewise, victims also often do not have the resources to attend conferences. To alleviate this problem, OVC has established the Crime Victim State Scholarship Program, which offers funding to organizations to provide scholarships for victims to attend statewide conferences on victims' issues. The scholarships will cover expenses such as travel, lodging, conference fees, and other costs associated with attending conferences. The OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center is developing a plan to administer the scholarship fund.

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