OVC's Web Resources
Identity Theft Web Page
OVC maintains a Web page covering identity theft, with links to federal agencies, national organizations, credit monitoring companies, and state victim assistance agencies and compensation programs. Also included are links to OVC publications and videos that help service providers assist fraud victims. Visit OVC Identity Theft page.
Services for Crime Victims
OVC hosts a comprehensive database of victim service providers in the United States and abroad-the Directory of Crime Victim Services.* Service providers looking to make a referral for a victim of identity theft can easily search the database by state, zip code, and topic to find programs.
There are many forms of fraud, and many related victims' issues, including the emotional impact of fraud victimization. OVC's Fraud Web page lists resources for victims, service providers, and trainers.
OVC's Web Forum on Identity Theft
During NCPW 2005, OVC hosted a question and answer session about identity theft on its Web Forum bulletin board: Help for Victim Service Providers. OVC arranged for guest hosts: cofounders of the Identity Theft Resource Center, Ms. Linda Goldman-Foley and Mr. Jay Foley. More than 70 messages were posted during the question and answer session. The forum's bulletin board is still available for you to view comments and add your own ideas and best practices on assisting victims of identity theft. Visit the OVC Web Forum Message Board on Identity Theft.
*The directory includes many programs funded by OVC under the Victims of Crime Act.