Division of Violence Intervention and Victim Assistance (VIVA)


Victims of Crime Compensation Office: Victims of Crime Compensation Office, established by the Criminal Injury Compensation Act of 1971, assists certain individuals whose lives have been tragically altered as a result of victimization from violent crimes by providing compensation for some expenses they suffer as a result of the crime. In carrying out its mission, the VCCO is mindful of the special needs of those victimized by crime and their right to be treated with fairness, compassion and respect.

Office of Violence Intervention and Prevention: Office of Violence Intervention and Prevention (OVIP) leads DLPS’s violence intervention and prevention efforts by: identifying best practices and evidence-based interventions; developing frameworks to advance the work; coordinating and building partnerships with law enforcement; developing and recommending new community-based initiatives; setting policy; advising community-based and other local entities on how to incorporate violence intervention strategies into their work; providing technical assistance to community-based violence intervention organizations and local and county entities; and securing funding for violence prevention and intervention work.

Office of Victim Support and Assistance (OVSA) oversees the DLPS’s victim-related services, making victim assistance a key strategy for a public health approach to public safety. [Liz expanding on description]

Office of Trial and Criminal Justice Process (OTCJP) coordinates and sets policy for crime victims as they navigate the criminal justice process in order to enhance access to services.

VIVA CVIP – Download

VIVA HVIP Fact Sheet – Download

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