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Enhancing Community Responses to America's Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.582
Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice
May 4, 2020

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center
Fax: 301.240.5830
TTY for hearing impaired: 301.240.6310


Through this opportunity, the Office for Victims of Crime provides funding to support direct crime victim services for children and youth impacted by the opioid epidemic and for a single technical assistance provider to work with direct services grantees.

Direct services program activities include:

  • Providing information about services for young victims impacted by addiction
  • Referral to specialized, evidence-based, trauma-informed victim services for children and youth
  • Personal advocacy on behalf of a victim
  • Accompaniment to meetings, hearings, and appointments
  • Medical services including treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Emotional support on-scene of a substance overdose or drug-related offense where a young victim is present, as well as continued support after the incident

The Training and Technical Assistance program will assist direct services grantees in victim services program implementation to support young victims impacted by addiction.


Eligible applicants include:

  • States and territories
  • Units of local government
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Nonprofit, nongovernmental victim and social service organizations with the capacity to serve young crime victims affected by the addiction crisis
  • For-profit organizations with the capacity to serve young crime victims affected by the addiction crisis
  • Colleges and universities
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Direct services program

  • Award ceiling: $700,000
  • Estimated number of awards: 25

Training and technical assistance program

  • Award ceiling: $1,500,000
  • Project period: 36 months
  • Estimated number of awards: 1
Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Child welfare · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Families · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse · Trauma-informed care

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