The National Survey of Victim Service Providers (NSVSP) is part of BJS's ongoing efforts to develop a two-stage data collection program focused on the entities that provide assistance to victims of crime. The first stage, a census of all victim service providers nationwide, was administered in FY 2016 to develop a sampling frame from which to survey a representative sample of victim service providers. The NSVSP, the sample survey, will collect more comprehensive information regarding how VSPs are structured to provide services to victims, staffing, resources, the types of victims served and the types of services provided. The NSVSP will fill important gaps in our understanding of victim service providers and the victims they serve, providing insight into how the field is equipped to meet victims' needs. The NSVSP is funded by the Office for Victims of Crime.