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Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Administrators

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OVC periodically posts notifications, updates, and resources for state VOCA administrators. View the latest information for VOCA administrators or search for past notifications.

Visit the VOCA Administrators Training and Technical Assistance page to learn about improving the management of VOCA funds or our VOCA Administrators FAQs page for answers to frequently asked questions. If you have questions which are not answered on our website, please contact the OVC Resource Center at [email protected].

The Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice conducts audits of OVC grants to ensure that award recipients are complying with applicable statutes and are accomplishing the goals of the awards. Watch a five-part Grant Award Audit Process Webinar for an overview of the grant audit lifecycle.

New Grants and Payment Management Systems Now Available!

The Justice Grants System (JustGrants) and the Department of the Treasury’s Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) are now available for all award management and payment activities. Award recipients with the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) can login to JustGrants or visit the informational website for further resources and support. Additionally, ASAP is now available for enrolled Department of Justice award recipients to request funds. For more information on how to request funds in ASAP, please reference the user guide


News for VOCA Administrators

Charging and Certification of Sexual Assault Forensic Exams to Compensation Programs

February 19, 2021

A Copy of an Email Sent by Kathrina S. Peterson, OVC Deputy Director, on January 25, 2021

Good Afternoon Everyone,

We are providing the attached memorandum to provide clarification on the charging and certification of sexual assault forensic exams to the Crime Victims Fund Compensation Program. 

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Compensation and Crowdfunding/Check-ins with Grant Managers

February 17, 2021

A Copy of an Email Sent by Kathrina S. Peterson, OVC Deputy Director, on February 11, 2021

Good Evening Everyone,

The purpose of this email is to provide information about compensation and crowdfunding, and also offer an opportunity to all of you to have more “regular” check-ins with your grant managers.

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Early September Updates: Automated Standard Application for Payments, VOCApedia, and Compensation Clarifications

September 17, 2020

A Copy of an Email Sent by Kathrina S. Peterson, OVC Deputy Director, on September 2, 2020

Good Evening Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the conference so far. It is so exciting that we have almost 900 people to learn from – what a unique opportunity. In the midst of the conference activities, we have some important announcements we wanted to share with you. Please see the below list of items, some of which we have discussed during the conference.

If you have any questions, please let us know. We always appreciate hearing from you. We wish you and your families health and safety.

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More News for VOCA Administrators

Visit our VOCA Administrators Announcements page for additional news.


Events for VOCA Administrators

There are no planned events at this time.

Date Created: April 8, 2020