Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program

Posted: May 31, 2019

Deadline: July 25, 2019

Grantor: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications for funding for the OVC FY 2019 Law Enforcement-Based Victim Specialist Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting law enforcement to better support victims through the criminal justice process. 

Funding under this program will support an estimated 80 victim specialist grants to state, tribal, and/or local law enforcement agencies—preferably divided among small, mid-sized, and large jurisdictions—to hire staff to develop new programs or enhance existing law enforcement-based victim specialist programs. These programs should have a strong focus on assisting and supporting victims in high-crime areas and communities particularly affected by violence, and improving care and services to these crime victims.

Eligible applicants are limited to public law enforcement agencies (including municipal, county, state, and tribal agencies). 

Program Contact
For technical assistance with submitting an application, please contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800–518–4726 or 606–545–5035 or email If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact OVC Policy Analyst Laura Ivkovich at

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