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2023 National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP)


Data collection is underway for the 2023 National Census of Victim Service Providers!


The 2023 National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP) provides national data on all programs and organizations that served victims of crime or abuse. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) are the sponsors, and Westat is the collection agent. The 2023 NCVSP is the second administration of this data collection.


  • BJS is the primary statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. It collects, analyzes, and publishes information on crime, criminal offenders, crime victims, and criminal justice operations.
  • Westat is a national social science research organization based in Rockville, Maryland.
  • If you have questions about the NCVSP, please contact Westat at 855-470-2983 or email [email protected].
  • Please visit our National Census of Victim Service Providers page for more information.

Purpose and goals

  • To develop an understanding of the broad range of organizations that provide services to victims of crime or abuse as their primary function or through specific programs or personnel. Data will be collected on how these organizations are structured, the types of services they offer, the types of victims they serve, the size of their staff, and funding sources.
  • To update and validate a national roster of victim service providers that can be used as a sampling frame for a future administration of the National Survey of Victim Service Providers.
  • The data collected through the NCVSP will help BJS, OVC, other federal agencies, victim service providers, policymakers, and researchers better understand the diverse programs and organizations that serve victims of crime or abuse in the United States.

The NCVSP questionnaire

  • This NCVSP is being administered to victim service programs and organizations across the United States.
  • It should take less than 15 minutes to gather information and 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
  • If you received an invitation to complete the NCVSP, go to www.NCVSP.com and enter your PIN from your invitation letter.
  • You can learn more about your organization’s role in this important research by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.

Thank you for your participation with this important survey.


Date Created: August 16, 2023