Meet the Project Team

Office for Victims of Crime

OVC is committed to enhancing the nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.

Established in 1988 through an amendment to the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, OVC is charged by Congress with administering the Crime Victims Fund. Through OVC, the Crime Victims Fund supports a broad array of programs and services that focus on helping victims in the immediate aftermath of crime and continuing to support them as they rebuild their lives. Millions of dollars are invested annually in victim compensation and assistance in every U.S. state and territory, as well as for training, technical assistance, and other capacity-building programs designed to enhance service providers’ ability to support victims of crime in communities across the nation.

RTI International

RTI serves as the training and technical assistance (TTA) provider for the Improving Outcomes program. As the TTA provider, RTI provides individualized and group support to grantees to assist them in carrying out their grant strategies. In addition, RTI compiles lessons learned and resources created or identified during TTA provision to share with other states and Tribes interested in addressing child and youth trafficking.


RTI is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. RTI conducts research, evaluation, and training and technical assistance related to human trafficking domestically and globally. To learn more about RTI’s human trafficking work, please visit