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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) Needs Assessment Survey.

The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until April 24, 2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

If you have comments, especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Pamela Leupen, Director, Technical Assistance, Publications, and Information Resources, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points:

(1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/component, including whether the information will have practical utility;

(2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies'/components' estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Overview of this information collection:

(1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of currently approved collection.

(2) The Title of the Form/Collection: OVC TTAC Needs Assessment Survey.

(3) The Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number(s): NA. Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract. Primary: State, Local or Tribal agencies/organizations. Other: Federal Government; individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; businesses or other for-profit. Abstract: The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) Needs Assessment Form is designed to collect the data necessary to continuously improve customer service intended to meet the needs of the victim services field. OVC TTAC will make this form available to individuals employed at agencies and programs providing services to victims of crime nationwide. The purpose of this data collection will be to identify gaps in training among victim services providers; methods for meeting the issues and challenges voiced by victim service providers; the context in which services are delivered and received; and emerging issues and trends within the victim service community. The data will then be used to advise OVC on ways to improve the support that it provides to the victim services field at-large.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: There are approximately 1,500 respondents who will require an average of 20-30 minutes to respond to a single form.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total annual public burden hours for this information collection is estimated to be 675 hours.

If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, 601 D Street, NW., Suite 1600, Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: February 17, 2009.

Lynn Bryant,

Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. E9-3739 Filed 2-20-09; 8:45 am]

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