September is National Preparedness Month!

During September, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) features the “Helping Victims of Mass Violence & Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources” toolkit. This multidisciplinary product provides communities with the framework, strategies, and resources to —
 
–conduct planning and preparation before an incident occurs,
–mitigate the effects of future acts on victims,
–respond to active incidents, and
–recover after an incident of mass violence or terrorism occurs.
 
The toolkit is designed to serve as a victim-centered resource for a wide range of professionals. If you are interested in developing a comprehensive victim assistance plan to ensure that all victims’ needs are met, read Helping Victims of Mass Violence & Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources.
 
Contact the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center at ttac@ovcttac.org or 1–866–682–8822 for information about free training or technical assistance related to the toolkit.
 
Victim service professionals are also encouraged to visit OVC’s Domestic Terrorism and Mass Violence web page for additional information.
 
The general public can view OVC’s Help for Victims of Domestic Terrorism and Mass Violence web page which provides information for victims on how to obtain assistance, including crisis counseling and victim compensation, along with other useful resources and referrals.