2020 RVAAM ACADEMY SUMMER SESSION
MAY 31 to June 5
Applications Due Friday, May 1st
U.S. Crime Victims' Rights Act
ACADEMY FACULTY & STAFF
Dr. Debra L. Stanley
Academy Director, Faculty
Dr. Heather L. Pfeifer
Associate Director, Faculty
In response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all staff are available remotely via telephone and email. During the University System and State closures Academy applications may be delivered via U.S. Postal Services and email (see application, page 4) and NEW fax #240-264-6045. Please contact staff who will work with you to process your application in a timely manner. If you have questions, please contact Anne Litecky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.837.5055.
Many thanks to our service providers who continue to bring comfort and calm to the lives of crime victims and their families, as well
as support to one another in the field. Together we will get through this. ~Peace
OVC administers the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund), which is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars. Federal revenues deposited into the Fund also come from gifts, donations, and bequests by private parties. OVC channels funding for victim compensation and assistance throughout the United States, raises awareness about victims’ issues, promotes compliance with victims’ rights laws, and provides training and technical assistance and publications and products to victim assistance professionals.
National Calendar of Crime Victim Assistance-Related Events created by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to help victims, victim service providers, allied professionals, and other interested individuals plan, promote, and locate events of interest to the victim services community in their area. You are invited to browse events and to search for and add information about your own conference, meeting, training opportunity, ceremony, or upcoming occasion.
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) collects information from victims on nonfatal violent and property crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households. It produces national rates and levels of personal and property victimization.
National Crime Victim Law Institute
NCVLI, a nonprofit based at Lewis & Clark Law School, fights for victims through legal advocacy, training and education, and public policy.
NCVC is dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime. Through the Victim Services Unit, they operate a nationwide, toll-free helpline, offering information, referrals, written materials and advocacy to crime victims, service providers and other professionals. The helpline is staffed Monday through Friday, between 8:30 AM and 8:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.
National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards is to provide leadership, professional development, and collaborative opportunities to our members to strengthen their capacity to improve services to crime victims and survivors. We share a vision of working together so that every victim compensation program is fully funded, optimally staffed, and functioning effectively to help victims cope with the costs of crime.
Federal Court Victim Notification Process
The Criminal Division is committed to ensuring that victims of federal crime are treated with dignity, fairness and respect throughout their involvement in the federal criminal justice system, and that they receive the rights and services to which they are entitled under federal law. The Criminal Division works with the United States Attorney's Offices to address the needs of crime victims during the prosecution stage of the federal court process.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center serves as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. It provides national leadership, consultation and technical assistance by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources.
The Resource Center is a one-stop shop for victim service providers, culturally specific organizations, criminal justice professionals, and policymakers.