The 2023 National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP) is a project of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). This data collection was previously administered in 2017, and BJS is working with the Justice Information Resource Network (JIRN), Westat, and the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) on this current effort. The NCVSP is critical to understanding the current landscape of victim services across the country and providing national data on victim service provision and characteristics of victim service providers. By accurately gathering information on all provider organizations, we can identify gaps in services and funding needs for programs responding to the needs of crime victims and survivors in communities nationwide.
National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV)
National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA)
National Children’s Alliance (NCA)
Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence (ATCEV)
Just Detention International (JDI)
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA)
The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (The HAVI)
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV)
Freedom Network USA
National Association of Victim Assistance in Corrections (NAVAC)
Heather Warnken, Center for Criminal Justice Reform, University of Baltimore
Learn More About the 2023 NCVSP
We have answers to your questions: see our FAQ
If your victim service organization did not receive an invitation, or you want to be sure your organization is on the list, please fill out this simple form.
Project staff are holding Office Hours to answer any questions you may have about this year’s NCVSP.
Tuesday, December 5th at 10am ET: Registration Link
Friday, December 15th at 11am ET: Registration Link
The first NCVSP was conducted in 2017 by BJS with support from OVC.
These data dashboards provide a closer look at the information produced by the 2017 NCVSP to illustrate the usefulness of this type of national data. There are three visualizations provided:
2017 NCVSP VSP Organization Distribution
2017 NCVSP Participation by State
2017 NCVSP VSP Organization Average Staffing by State
Click on the navigation buttons above the maps to move between visualizations.
Reports and Related Resources
National Census of Victim Service Providers, information from BJS about the 2017 NCVSP, including the methodology, questionnaire, and publications.
Victim Service Providers in the United States, 2017, the BJS report from the 2017 NCVSP, which describes the types of organizations that served victims, maps their locations, and reports on the rate of VSPs per 100,000 U.S. residents by state.
Just the Stats: Victim Service Providers in U.S. Counties, 2017 , a brief BJS report that uses maps to display the rates of victim service providers per 100,000 residents for U.S. counties in the 50 states and the District of Columbia and the rates of victims served per 1,000 county residents.
National Census of Victim Service Providers: Making the Most of Data, a CVR webinar which provides background about the goals and methodology of the NCVSP and discusses key findings and potential uses of the NCVSP data. Presenters provide guidance in analyzing the NCVSP data, highlighting some of the data strengths and limitations. March 2020.
If you have any questions, contact the project director, Susan Howley, at SHowley@jirn.org.
This project was supported by Grant No. 15PBJS-21-GK-02597-RESS awarded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.