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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice


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Office of Violence Prevention (OVP)


Our Motivation

The Office of Violence Prevention seeks to provide resources and options that safeguard Nebraska’s youth from violence and violence-prone lifestyles. OVP is committed to leveraging its resources to innovate, develop, sustain, and expand programs that address violence so that Nebraska’s youth may realize their full potential and contribute to Nebraska’s Future.




The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) aids privately funded organizations, local government subdivisions, and other community groups in developing Prevention, Intervention, and Enforcement theories and techniques.

Through a competitive grants process administered by the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Crime Commission), the Office of Violence Prevention awards $591,000 annually to organizations in Nebraska that have shown a history of documented success or new programs which show promise in helping to reduce violent crime in Nebraska.

The grant recipients are required to develop goals, objectives, and performance indicators to help evaluate the success of the financial distribution.  Upon awarding of the funds, grantees are required to submit quarterly activity and cash reports to the Office of Violence Prevention/Crime Commission.  Also, grantees are required to provide an evaluation report and a portion of the grant funds can be used for a professional evaluator.  The report must provide a comprehensive review of the program’s overall effort and measurable results during the grant cycle.  Those results are provided to the Office of Violence Prevention


Eligible for OVP Funding

  • Community-Based Agencies or Organizations, including Faith-Based Organizations
  • Community team
  • State Agency
  • Unit of local government (i.e., city, county, town)
  • School District
  • Federally or State recognized Native American Tribe
  • 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization