Through the FY 2019 Enhancing Community Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims solicitation, OVC seeks to expand upon existing or establish new programs to provide services to children and youth who are victimized as the result of the opioid crisis.
OVC’s objectives are as follows:
• Objective 1: Deliver information, services, and support to children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the opioid crisis.
• Objective 2: Build and implement a feedback system to further identify and define the scope of the community- or jurisdiction-specific problem (related to children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the opioid crisis), the associated victim needs, the resources and services available, and remaining gaps to be addressed.
• Objective 3: Establish or enhance a seamless, comprehensive, community-driven, and multidisciplinary response to children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the opioid crisis.
This solicitation will support service providers in expanding their current scope and expertise to ensure that children and youth—the most vulnerable victims impacted by the opioid crisis—are supported as they heal from the impact of crime and substance abuse. Apply by July 11, 2019.
OVC will conduct one pre-application webinar on June 10, 2019, from 1–2 p.m. eastern time to review requirements and conduct a question and answer session. Register now for the webinar.