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Assisting U.S. Citizens Victimized Abroad

This project is developing a resource guide and/or training program for state and local victim service providers who encounter U.S. citizens who have been victimized abroad or have lost a loved one to homicide or other crimes abroad and have returned to the United States. The resource guide may include information on types of crime, obstacles victims face in foreign countries, the role of OVC and the U.S. Department of State in providing assistance, and other resources. The goal of the project is to give victim service providers in the United States the tools to help victims access foreign criminal justice systems, compensation programs, and other services.

See also, OVC's Focus On page in this section for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program, which began accepting applications from victims for reimbursement in October 2006. A wealth of additional information for international victims is provided under Resources for International Victims.

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