• MOVANS
  • Victims Resource Card
  • MVSA
The Crime Victim Services/Juvenile Justice Protections Unit (CVS/JJP) administers grant programs and services to serve and protect Missouri crime victims, at-risk youth and their families. Through collaborative partnerships with other state agencies, statewide organizations and local service providers the CVS/JJP promotes access to information, resources and services to protect at-risk youth, victims of crime and their families. The CVS/JJP administers a menu of state and federal funding opportunities, initiatives and programs.

Crime Victim Services
Crime Victim Services section provides funding and resources to the citizens of Missouri, not-for-profit agencies and local and state government related to practices and policies that impact crime victims and their families. Visit here for more information on funding opportunities, training and technical assistance, and consultation for crime victim services.

Crime Victims’ Compensation
The Crime Victims' Compensation section is administers an application program designed to financially assist people who have sustained physical, emotional, mental harm or trauma resulting from certain violent crimes through an application process. Eligibility for the program is not guaranteed and cannot be determined until a thorough review of the crime and expenses for which compensation is being sought is conducted. The program is a payor of last resort and only considers crime related out-of-pocket expenses not covered by other collateral sources. Other programs administered by section is comprised include the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Program (SAFE), the Child Physical Abuse Forensic Exam Program (CPAFE) and the Public Safety Worker Fallen Program.

Crime Victim Rights & Offender Status Notifications
The Missouri State Constitution guarantees that crime victims have many rights; these rights are defined in the Missouri Revised Statutes, Section 595.209. The Missouri Victim Automated Notification System (MOVANS) is a fully automated system that notifies registered users upon a change in the status of an offenders such as incarceration, court status or the status of a protection order.

Juvenile Justice Protections
The Juvenile Justice Protections section administers federal grants to support the state and local communities in the development and implementation of juvenile delinquency prevention and juvenile justice intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system. In order to receive this funding Missouri must maintain compliance with federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. This section is responsible for verifying compliance with certain criteria, which includes Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (DSO); Jail Removal; Sight and Sound Separation and Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED).