VOCA State Funding Agencies
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.
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.
SDFI-TeleMedicine falls under equipment and technology.
A total of $245 million is transferred to OVW:
- $215 million for STOP;
- $30 million for transitional housing.
The following $134 million is made available to the OJP Assistant Attorney General:
- $50 million for victims of trafficking;
- $16 million for an initiative relating to children exposed to violence;
- $12 million for Court-appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs;
- $15 million for "supplemental victims' services and other victim-related programs and initiatives, including research and statistics, and for tribal assistance for victims of violence;"
- $20 million for Victims of Child Abuse Act programs (i.e. child advocacy centers);
- $3 million for child abuse training programs for judicial personnel and practitioners, authorized under the Victims of Child Abuse Act;
- $18 million for "community-based violence prevention initiatives, including for public health approaches to reducing shootings and violence."
- To the Director of the Office for Victims of Crime, $52 million "for assistance to Indian tribes only for supplementing victims' services and other victim-related programs and initiatives;"
- To the DOJ Inspector General, $10 million for oversight and auditing purposes.