Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $746,922)
The Building State Technology Capacity program better serves victims by allowing SAAs to leverage technology in the focus areas listed above. As society turns more and more to innovative technology, victim service providers and VOCA state administering agencies must be prepared to respond to this rapid evolution by developing organizational capacity to not only support their organization's data collection needs, but also to support victims of crime in new and varied ways that protect the victims' rights, and enhance their safety and confidentiality.
The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Nebraska Crime Commission, NCC) would develop and implement a statewide case management database that would allow VOCA funded programs to efficiently track victim data for reporting in the Performance Measurement Tool (PMT) System. NCC would also be able to enhance other victim data to identify gaps in services and underserved victims to best utilize the VOCA Assistance funds. The second objective of this grant application is to assist the Nebraska Crime Victims Reparations (CVR) program reach more victims, in a more efficient manner. The CVR program would like to expand the ability of the program to assist more victims by moving to an online application and database, with the ability to track information, house applicable documents, and generate communication in a customer portal. CA/NCF