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Victim service providers

Services for Crime Victims

The National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP) and the National Survey of Victim Service Providers (NSVSP) are two surveys within the Victim Services Statistical Research Program (VSSRP). Collecting information directly from service providers can help to fill important information gaps in our understanding of victimization, namely the range of services available for and provided to different types of crime victims. These new surveys will be implemented in two phases:

National Survey of Victim Service Providers (NSVSP)

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.

National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP)

The National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP) collection provides national data on all programs and organizations that served victims of crime or abuse within the year prior to the survey. The 2017 collection included data from about 12,200 organizations that served victims of crime or abuse as their primary function, or that had dedicated staff or programs to serve victims.