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