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Victim Assistance Program

OVS provides guidance and support to the network of victim service providers that it funds across New York State.
About VAP Services

The Victim and Witness Assistance Unit (Grants Unit) is responsible for the administration of the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim and Witness Assistance funds to not-for-profit and municipal agencies across the State serving crime victims. Currently the Grants Unit administers and processes over 200 contracts to a variety of Victim Assistance Programs (VAPs) across New York State in the amount of nearly $50 million annually.  more...

Electronic Communication
Periodic electronic communication is via the OVS Broadcast Email Listserv, where subscribers receive announcement for training opportunities, OVS events and general information pertaining to crime victims. Please note, some email clients may filter emails from OVS into a spam or junk folder. To prevent this, please make a periodic check of junk folders a part of your routine, add all OVS email addresses to your email client ‘whitelist’ and visit this webpage frequently for updates published below.