The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications to support crime victims and to enhance community-driven responses to the current opioid crisis.
Although the opioid epidemic is the current substance abuse crisis facing Americans, OVC recognizes that drug trends change and individuals who use illegal drugs (or misuse legal drugs) often use or migrate to multiple other substances. Therefore, it is OVC’s intent to create a program that foremost provides for the needs of young crime victims affected by substance abuse, regardless of the type of substance in question.
This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to support state, local, and tribal efforts to assist crime victims. Applications are due July 11, 2019