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Victim Assistance Program (VAP) Professionals
In 1981, the mission of OVS (formerly the Crime Victims Board) was expanded to include the grant funding of community based organizations, both municipal and not-for-profit, to address the immediate needs of victims of crime. In 1984, the OVS began to receive federal funds pursuant to the federal Victims of Crime Act of 1984, in order to sustain and expand program services.
In partnership with a network of dedicated service providers, OVS has made great strides in making quality services available to crime victims throughout the State of New York. Today there are 189 funded programs. To view the OVS funded programs click here to Locate a Program Near You.
This section will provide VAPs information including Advocate Guides, any Broadcast email issued by OVS and a list of active Coalitions across the state. This section also provides VAPs the ability to login to access the OVS Grants Unit Contacts, a training calendar and a VAP AdvocateForum. The calendar will allow VAPs to propose any training or events in their area. After OVS has approved the training, it will be posted on the calendar. Also available in this area are blank programmatic and fiscal report forms. The AdvocateForum can be used as an aid for VAPs to post relevant questions and then allow other VAPs to input their experience on a subject matter.
Disclaimer: Unless otherwise noted, the views expressed in this user area are those of the contributors themselves and do not necessarily reflect the views of the New York State Office of Victim Services and may not accurately represent the laws or regulations of New York State. Unless otherwise noted, the New York State Office of Victim Services takes no responsibility for the views expressed or the accuracy of the information contained in this user area.
Reminder: Claimant records and information are confidential pursuant to Section 633 of the Executive Law.Please refrain from using claimant or victim names or any other identifying information, including any description of the claimant’s or victim’s circumstances in this user area. The Office of Victim Services will remove any such information or statements it determines to be inappropriate.
OVS Specialist VAP Training Packet
the following files should be downloaded by attendees of the OVS advocate training program
English Claim Application(836kb)
Solicitud de Compensación e Instrucciones (2.85mb)
VAP Training packet
VAP Powerpoint Training Presentation
OVS CRIME VICTIM SPECIALISTS 04-19-2013.pdf
VAP Program Assignments
A listing of the most recent Monitor-Auditor/VAP assignments was sent to programs by email on February 15, 2012.
If you have any questions about this or any other issues, please contact the Grants Unit at (518) 485-2763 or you may also contact your assigned Program Monitor or Auditor to request technical assistance or to answer any other questions in regard to the funding of your program.