Utah Office for Victims of Crime
Anyone can become a victim of violent crime, anytime, anywhere.
The Utah Office for Victims of Crime (UOVC) provides financial compensation for victims of crime, administers and monitors Victim of Crime Act Compensation and Assistance grants and Violence Against Women grants, networks victim services across the state, provides enhanced training, and provides staff support to the Utah Council on Victims of Crime.
New Director of UOVC Appointed
The Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice is pleased to announce that Gary Scheller has been appointed as the new director of the Utah Office for Victims of Crime.
Save The Date: 26th Annual Crime Victims Conference
Date: April 25th-26th, 2013
Location: Zermatt Resort, Midway, Utah
For additional details, please refer to the save the date postcard.
We Have Changed Our Name!
On July 1st, 2011, the Office of Crime Victim Reparations officially became the Utah Office for Victims of Crime.
The name change will more appropriately reflect the expanded role the office is providing such as the grant assistance program, which administers the VOCA, VAWA and SASP grants, providing staffing assistance to the Utah Council on Victims of Crime, coordination of statewide training and administration of the statewide notification system VINE.
Our address, phone number and website address will remain the same.
CVR provides financial assistance to victims who have suffered financial loss, physical injuries and emotional trauma as a result of a violent crime. Funding of the program comes from criminal offenders through surcharges and fines.
Victim Assistance Grants
Federal VOCA, VAWA and SASP grant funds assist agencies throughout the State to enhance and expand crime victim services. Public and private non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for these funds which are allocated through an annual Request for Proposal process.
Utah Council on Victims of Crime
The Council is a bi-partisan body with representation from across the state acting as a voice to improve victims’ services and rights in Utah. UCVC provides training to victims’ programs, promotes legisation to improve the status of victims and monitors concerns about violations of victims’ rights.
Utah Office for Victims of Crime (UOVC)
350 East 500 South Suite 200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Our agency hours are from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.