We are excited to announce a new opportunity to improve access, responses, and services for sexual assault victims.
In September 2017, End Violence Against Women International received an award from the Office of Justice Programs' Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to give eligible law enforcement agencies and victim advocacy organizations the chance to apply for a no-cost subscription to Victim Link, a technology solution powered by Ten8Tech, a sub-recipient of the award.
Victim Link is a ground-breaking technology that transforms sexual assault reporting and links victims with community resources. It works in partnership with the victim-focused site, Seek Then Speak. Together, they break down traditional barriers of shame and fear, so victims can gather information, explore options, and take action through gradual dialogue on a multilingual platform (web, phone, or mobile app).
Victims can even begin the process of reporting the crime to law enforcement and connecting with supportive services, if or when they choose.
No-Cost Subscription Opportunity
Because victims are better served with coordinated resources, applicants should be prepared to partner with their counterpart (law enforcement, victim advocacy). One of the primary objectives of this grant is to increase access in underserved communities, so we particularly encourage campus, tribal, and rural or isolated communities to apply.
Right now, this offer is only available for the following entities working in the United States, U.S. Territories, or Commonwealths:
- Law enforcement agencies with an established Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number. This includes city, country, state, tribal, military, and campus agencies.
- Victim advocacy organizations that provide direct services, such as a rape crisis center or dual service agency for sexual assault and domestic violence. This includes campus or military services.
- College or universities: Campus police or public safety departments (including Title IX coordinators) are eligible to apply if they have an ORI number, or if they partner with a city or county law enforcement agency that has one.