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Oral History Project

The victims' movement is a contemporary example of positive social evolution that has grown over the past 30 years into a national platform 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 have been 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 an online archive will be developed memorializing the field's achievements and its pioneers. For more information, call Justice Solutions at 202–448–1710.

Update April 2007: The entire Oral History Project collection of interviews, photographs, video, audio, and other documents is now available online.

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