General FAQ

General FAQ

Does OVS provide any direct services to victims?

Does OVS provide any direct services to victims?

Each OVS office has a crime victim advocate that can provide direct assistance to victims and their families by helping in the completion of the a OVS claim application, obtaining Emergency Awards, referring to other agencies and services and helping them through the criminal justice process.  Please refer to our "Services" page for more information about OVS advocate services.

What services does OVS provide victims?

What services does OVS provide victims?

  • OVS provides compensation to innocent victims of crime for their out-of-pocket losses related to the crime.
  • OVS funds local victim assistance programs that provide a variety of direct services to crime victims, including helping victims complete their OVS application for assistance.
  • OVS advocates for the rights and benefits of all innocent victims of crime.
  • See our "Services" and our "Help for Crime Victims" page for more detailed information.
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