The National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP) is underway! The NCVSP is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and provides the only source of data collected from all VSPs across the nation. This national picture of victim services can inform funders, policymakers, advocates, and providers. Accurate data about the makeup of the victim services field are crucial – by accurately gathering information on all providers, we can identify service and funding needs for survivors across the country. This benefits all types of providers.
It will answer questions like:
• How many VS Ps, and of what type, are in our state?
• How many VSPs receive federal funding?
• How dependent are VSPs on federal funding?
• How are VSPs geographically distributed across the country and across
• How many nonprofit or faith-based VSPs have culturally or ethnically-
Background: The NCVSP is critical to understanding the current landscape of victim services across the country and providing national data on victim service provision and characteristics of victim service providers. By accurately gathering information on all provider organizations, we can identify gaps in services and funding needs for programs responding to the needs of crime victims and survivors in communities nationwide.
The NCVSP takes less than 30 minutes to complete! By participating, you are contributing crucial data that will impact the victim services field.
Updated weekly, you can see how your state compares to others in real time! Not sure if your organization received the NCVSP? If you received federal funding in FY22, or signed your organization up over the last year with the NCVSP Project Team, you’re all set! If you’re unsure whether you meet those criteria, visit the NCVSP webpage to learn more or complete a quick form and ensure your organization receives it.