OVT Activities

OVT’s Interactive World Map reflects OVT activities in connection with terrorist attacks involving U.S. citizens overseas. Filter through the map by selecting a continent or click a specific location on the map. The accomplishments indicated on this map are a representative sample of OVT accomplishments and are not exhaustive of OVT work.

The U.S. Departments of Justice and State formally established the Victims of Terrorism Abroad (VTA) Task Force in September 2007.

The Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism (OVT) administers the Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF) through an agreement with the Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime. The CJPAF provides support to U.S. citizen victims of international terrorism to participate in foreign criminal justice proceedings related to terrorist attacks.

Updated September 30, 2016