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 http://adeca.alabama.gov
Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault http://www.dps.state.ak.us
American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency http://www.ncjp.org
Arizona Department of Public Safety http://www.azdps.gov/
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/
California Office of Emergency Services http://www.caloes.ca.gov/
Colorado Department of Public Safety https://www.colorado.gov
Connecticut Office of Victim Services http://www.jud.ct.gov
Delaware Criminal Justice Council http://cjc.delaware.gov/
District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor, Office of Victim Services http://ovsjg.dc.gov/
Florida Office of the Attorney General http://myfloridalegal.com/
Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council http://cjcc.georgia.gov/
Guam Office of the Attorney General http://www.guamag.org/
Hawaii Department of the Attorney General http://ag.hawaii.gov/
Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance http://icdv.idaho.gov/
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority http://www.icjia.state.il.us
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute http://www.in.gov
Iowa Office of the Attorney General https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/
Kansas Governor's Grants Program http://grants.ks.gov/
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet http://justice.ky.gov
Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement http://lcle.state.la.us/
Maine Office of Violence Prevention http://www.maine.gov
Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention http://www.goccp.maryland.gov
Massachusetts Massachusetts Office for Victims Assistance http://www.mass.gov
Michigan Crime Victims Services Commission http://www.michigan.gov
Minnesota Office of Justice Programs https://dps.mn.gov
Mississippi Department of Public Safety http://www.dps.state.ms.us/
Missouri Department of Public Safety http://dps.mo.gov/
Montana Board of Crime Control http://www.mbcc.mt.gov/
Nebraska Nebraska Crime Commission http://www.ncc.nebraska.gov/
Nevada Department of Human Resources http://dcfs.nv.gov
New Hampshire Department of Justice http://doj.nh.gov/
New Jersey Office of Victim/Witness Advocacy http://www.njvw.org/
New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission http://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
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation http://www.nd.gov
Northern Mariana Islands Criminal Justice Planning Agency http://www.cjpa.gov.mp/
Ohio Office of the Attorney General http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/
Oklahoma District Attorney's Council https://www.ok.gov
Oregon Department of Justice http://www.doj.state.or.us
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency http://www.pccd.pa.gov
Puerto Rico Department of Justice http://www.justicia.pr.gov/
Rhode Island Rhode Island Justice Commission http://www.rijustice.ri.gov/
South Carolina Department of Public Safety http://www.scdps.gov/
South Dakota Department of Social Services https://dss.sd.gov/
Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs http://tn.gov
Texas Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division http://gov.texas.gov
Utah Office for Crime Victims http://www.crimevictim.utah.gov/
Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services http://www.ccvs.state.vt.us/
U.S. Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Commission http://www.ncjp.org
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/
Washington Office of Crime Victims Advocacy http://www.commerce.wa.gov
West Virginia Department of Public Safety http://www.dmaps.wv.gov
Wisconsin Office of Crime Victim Services http://www.doj.state.wi.us
Wyoming Office of the Attorney General http://ag.wyo.gov/

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