National Security Division Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism

National Security Division Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism

** This memorial album commemorates overseas terror attacks that resulted in U.S. citizen victims. OVT welcomes additional submissions of memorial pictures for display as part of this online album. If you have a picture you would like us to consider, please submit your picture as an attachment to OVT’s email at nsd.ovt@usdoj.gov. **

I AM AN AMERICAN VICTIM OF TERRORISM ABROAD. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

If you are a victim of a recent overseas terrorist attack and are currently still located in a foreign country, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate; or in an emergency, call these numbers for the Department of State’s Overseas Citizens Services:

PhoneFrom the U.S. & Canada:
1-888-407-4747

PhoneFrom Overseas:
+1 202-501-4444

Alternatively, if you are a victim, or think that you may be a victim of a prior overseas terrorist attack, and you have not done so already, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to provide your contact information.

Meet the Director

Meet the Director

Heather Cartwright
Director of the Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism (OVT)

Welcome to the Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism’s new and improved webpage. We hope that this webpage is informative and helpful to U.S. citizen victims of terrorist attacks that occur in foreign countries and others who are interested in the work of this office.

About OVT

The Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism (OVT) was established by the Attorney General on May 6, 2005. Congress directed the establishment of the OVT in the Department of Justice Appropriations Act in December, 2004. See also the accompanying Conference Report, H.R. 4818 to that Act.

The Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism (DOJ/OVT) provides support to U.S. victims of overseas terrorism by helping them navigate foreign criminal justice systems and by advocating for their voices to be heard around the world. Our office consists of attorneys and professionals with expertise on crime victims’ rights and terrorism. We help victims and their families understand foreign criminal justice systems and participate in those systems to the extent permitted by foreign law. We are committed to an efficient and effective continuum of services for overseas terrorism victims through our partnerships with other U.S. Government agencies and components within DOJ.

DOJ/OVT Fact Sheet