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National Survey of Victim Service Providers (NSVSP)

Data Collection Status
Active
Frequency
Periodic
Data Experts
Heather Brotsos, BJS Unit Chief
Rachel Morgan, Ph.D., BJS Statistician
Alexandra Thompson, BJS Statistician
Collection Period

2019

Description

The National Survey of Victim Service Providers (NSVSP) provides national data on programs and organizations that served victims of crime or abuse within the year prior to the survey. It aims to fill important gaps in our understanding of victim service providers (VSPs) and the victims they serve, providing insight into how the field is equipped to meet victims' needs. The 2019 collection used a representative sample from the 2017 National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP) and surveyed about 7,200 organizations that served victims of crime or abuse as their primary function or that had dedicated staff or programs to serve victims. The NSVSP collects detailed information about the victim services field, including the range of services being provided to victims, characteristics of victims who received services, characteristics of staff providing services to victims, and gaps in services. 

Date Created: November 12, 2019