Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $600,000)
Project AbstractThe National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) proposes to provide training and current information on federal grant management and victim services to state VOCA assistance administrative agencies and crime victim compensation programs. The project will host national training conferences for State VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators in 2022, 2023, and 2024. The conferences is a training opportunity for SAAs to: (1) to improve the delivery of services to victims of crime; address issues and trends in victim services; (2) improve the administration of VOCA victim assistance and/or crime victim compensation formula grants; (3) provide a forum for the exchange of information, views, and experiences with colleagues; (4) improve the provision of victim services; and provide support on effective program, grant, and financial management; (5) also provide VOCA Administrators with information vital to complying with their responsibilities as managers of VOCA victim assistance and/or crime victim compensation programs. NAVAA will plan, implement, and evaluate each of the training conferences.