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Public Awareness in Underserved Communities

OVC recently launched this initiative to raise awareness among underserved populations about victims' rights as well as to improve their knowledge about how to access local services available to crime victims. Since 2005, grant awards have been made to 12 organizations to support the planning and development of victimization-focused public awareness campaigns targeted at underserved populations with limited English proficiency (LEP) in the local community. Victim service organizations will work with ethnic media (radio, print, television) as well as ethnic- and faith-based organizations to produce linguistically and culturally appropriate public awareness campaigns on one or more victimization issues.

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