Identity Theft Resource Center Receives Grant
to Further Combat Identity Theft across the Nation

The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is the proud recipient of the 2016 National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Expansion Program (NITVAN II) grant awarded from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). This grant will enable the ITRC to provide technical expertise, assistance and training to support coalitions who seek to build new services or expand and/or improve existing services to victims of identity theft and cybercrime.

“I am beyond grateful to receive this fundamental grant from an organization whose mission mirrors ours, a mission that is deeply rooted in helping victims of crime,” said Eva Velasquez, ITRC President and CEO. “This grant will not only enable us to continue to support the current coalitions in place, but it will help us build additional coalitions across the country that will result in more awareness, better access to services, and ultimately result in more victims helped.” 

“This is an exciting time for not only the ITRC but organizations across the country that are looking for the opportunity to expand their reach and resources to further combat identity theft,” said Julie Ferguson, ITRC Board Chair. “This grant couldn’t have gone to a better recipient – ITRC has the extensive background and expertise in this area to make this initiative a success which will allow for broader attention around the crisis of identity theft in more cities.”

The purpose of NITVAN II is to help expand the outreach and capacity of victim service programs to better address the rights and needs of victims of identity theft through the establishment of additional collaborative regional, statewide, and community-based coalitions dedicated to improving the response to victims of identity theft, with additional and growing emphasis on victims of identity theft in cyberspace. The ultimate goal of this program is to provide training and technical assistance and policy guidance to programs and coalitions through a national network that builds capacity to provide assistance to victims of identity theft and encourages expansion of existing victim service programs and coalitions to address the needs of identity theft victims of cybercrime.

Through these coalitions, the ITRC, DOJ, and OVC will be able to continue their strong commitment of assisting the abundance of victims impacted by identity theft nationwide every day and it will aid in the fight against this problematic and often complex crime.

Update! The NITVAN Request for Proposal has been extended to June 9th.




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This information was produced by the Identity Theft Resource Center, under award # 2016-XV-GX-K004, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime,
Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the
contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.


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