VOCA State Funding Agencies

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VOCA Victims Assistance Grants support programs to provide assistance to victims of all kinds of crime including victims of assault, robbery, gang violence, intoxicated drivers, fraud, elder abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, sexual assault, stalking and survivors of homicide, and many others.
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A congressional appropriations committee proposed for the first time on June 11, 2015 to use the VOCA funds for programs that are not originally authorized under the VOCA statute. This is listed below. This is because in year 2000, there was a cap put on how much VOCA funds were dispersed yearly no matter how much was contributed. Since, there has been a surplus that is now proposed to be released.

For FY18, Congress is proposing between $3.6 and $4.6 Billion for VOCA:

  • This is an increase of $1-$2 Billion from the year before FY17
  • A steady increase of released VOCA Funds since 2014 is showing a pattern that Congress is committed to releasing funds thus reasons States are releasing more in VOCA dollars

VOCA Rule has been changed to allow for an expanded list of CAC services:

  • Forensic Interviews in MDT/CAC's
  • Forensic Medical Exams
  • Mental Health
  • MDT Case Management/Review
  • Admin and Indirect Costs
  • Personnel Costs
  • Skills Training For Staff
  • Training Related Travel
  • Organization Costs that are necessary and essential to providing direct services
  • Operating Costs-Supplies, Equipment User Fees, Property Insurance, Printing, Courier Services, Brochures, Security Systems
  • Costs for Admin Spent Performing VOCA Compliance, Surveys and Needs Assessments

State Name Flag Voca Administrative Agency Web Site
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs https://adeca.alabama.gov/Divisions/lets/Pages/VictimsPrograms.aspx
Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault https://dps.alaska.gov/CDVSA/Home
American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency https://ovc.ojp.gov/states/american-samoa
Arizona Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family https://goyff.az.gov/content/domestic-sexual-violence-grants
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/
California Office of Emergency Services https://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/grants-management
Colorado Department of Public Safety https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dcj/sasp
Connecticut Office of Victim Services https://portal.ct.gov/OPM/CJ-Adult/Program-VAW/Sexual-Assault-Services-Formula-Grant-Program-SASP
Delaware Criminal Justice Council https://cjc.delaware.gov/
District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor, Office of Victim Services https://ovsjg.dc.gov/
Florida Florida Health http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/prevention/sexual-violence-prevention/index.html#heading_4
Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council https://cjcc.georgia.gov/sexual-assaulthuman-trafficking
Guam Office of the Attorney General http://oagguam.org/
Hawaii Department of the Attorney General http://ag.hawaii.gov/
Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance https://icdv.idaho.gov/
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority https://ovc.ojp.gov/states/illinois
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute https://www.in.gov/cji/2336.htm
Iowa Office of the Attorney General https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/for-crime-victims/victim-services-support-program
Kansas Governor's Grants Program https://grants.ks.gov/opportunities
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet https://justice.ky.gov/Departments-Agencies/GMD/Pages/voca.aspx
Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement http://lcle.state.la.us/
Maine Office of Violence Prevention https://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/admin/funding/index.shtml
Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention http://www.goccp.maryland.gov
Massachusetts Massachusetts Office for Victims Assistance https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-grants-and-research
Michigan Crime Victims Services Commission https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/safety-injury-prev/publicsafety/crimevictims/voca
Minnesota Department of Health https://ovc.ojp.gov/states/minnesota
Mississippi State Department of Health https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/44,0,388,260.html
Missouri Department of Public Safety https://dps.mo.gov/dir/programs/cvsu/sasp.php
Montana Board of Crime Control http://mbcc.mt.gov/Funding
Nebraska Nebraska Crime Commission https://ncc.nebraska.gov/sasp
Nevada Department of Human Resources http://dcfs.nv.gov/Programs/GMU/GMU/
New Hampshire Department of Justice https://www.doj.nh.gov/grant-applicants/index.htm
New Jersey Office of Victim/Witness Advocacy https://nj.gov/oag/dcj/victimwitness/pdfs/VOCA-VAG_Program-Guidelines.pdf
New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission https://www.cvrc.state.nm.us/
New York Office of Victim Services https://ovs.ny.gov/
North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission https://www.ncdps.gov/about-dps/boards-and-commissions/governors-crime-commission
North Dakota Office of the Attorney General https://attorneygeneral.nd.gov/criminal-justice-resources/grants
Northern Mariana Islands Criminal Justice Planning Agency https://ovc.ojp.gov/states/northern-mariana-islands
Ohio Office of the Attorney General https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/sexual-assault-and-domestic-violence-prevention-program/welcome-sexual-assault-domestic-violence-prevention
Oklahoma District Attorney's Council https://www.ok.gov/dac/Grants/Grants_Available/Grants:_Sexual_Assault_Services_Program_(SASP).html
Oregon Department of Justice https://www.doj.state.or.us/crime-victims/grant-funds-programs/sexual-assault-services-program-sasp/
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency https://www.pccd.pa.gov/Funding/Pages/default.aspx
Puerto Rico Department of Justice http://www.justicia.pr.gov/
Rhode Island Rhode Island Justice Commission https://psga.ri.gov/
South Carolina Department of Public Safety https://www.scag.gov/inside-the-office/crime-victim-services-division/crime-victim-assistance-grants/
South Dakota Department of Public Safety https://dps.sd.gov/victims-services/victims-assistance-program/program-grants
Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration https://www.tn.gov/finance/office-of-criminal-justice-programs/ocjp/ocjp-grants-manual/redirect-fund-source-chapters/fund-source-chapters/sasp.html
Texas Office of the Attorney General https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/divisions/grants/types-grants/sexual-assault-prevention-and-crisis-services-sapcs
Utah Office for Crime Victims https://crimevictim.utah.gov/grants/
Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services http://www.ccvs.vermont.gov/support-for-professionals/grants-program
U.S. Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Commission http://www.ncja.org/home
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/grants
Washington Department of Commerce https://www.commerce.wa.gov/serving-communities/crime-victims-public-safety/office-of-crime-victims-advocacy/ocva-grants-and-funding/
West Virginia Department of Public Safety https://dmaps.wv.gov/grants/pages/default.aspx
Wisconsin Office of Crime Victim Services https://www.doj.state.wi.us/ocvs/vawa/ocvs-grant-programs
Wyoming Office of the Attorney General https://dvs.wyo.gov/funding

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