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Welcome

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.

News for VOCA Administrators

Documenting Salaries, Wages, and Fringe Benefits for Grant Funded Personnel

July 7, 2021

In response to inquiries from the field on how to document salaries, wages, and fringe benefits for grant funded personnel, OVC posted the following resource: Time and Effort Best Practices for VOCA-Funded Personnel.

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Application Mechanics: VOCA Formula Application Submission in JustGrants Webinar Now Online

June 16, 2021

OVC recently posted the materials from a webinar to help OVC FY 2021 VOCA Victim Assistance Formula Grant and OVC FY 2021 VOCA Victim Compensation Formula Grant applicants understand the new two-phase application process. The webinar was hosted by OJP’s JustGrants experts.

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VOCA Administrators Announcements

The VOCA Administrators Announcements page provides additional news you can use.

View updates on policies, funding announcements, and more.

VOCApedia

This comprehensive resource addresses allowability questions related to the VOCA Formula Victim Assistance Grant Program Final Rule. Answers cover general provisions, match requirements, indirect cost rates, volunteers, pass-through entities, supplanting, subrecipient monitoring, reporting, allowable expenses, and more.

FY 2019 VOCA Topical Snapshots

View snapshots on services provided to victims of crime by the 6,837 organizations that received VOCA victim assistance funds and the 53 agencies that administered VOCA victim compensation during FY 2019.

Reports cover:

  • services to victims of sexual assault,
  • services for children, and
  • services for older adults.

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.

ASAP is now available for enrolled Department of Justice award recipients to request funds. A user guide is available to provide more information on how to request funds in ASAP. 

A Vision for Equity in Victim Services: What Do the Data Tell Us About the Work Ahead

OVC and Bureau of Justice Statistics Fellow Heather Warnken, J.D., LL.M. presents her work and vision to ensure equity in victim services. Ms. Warnken highlights statistics on racial disparities and violent victimization.

She discusses the need to ensure that programming is in place to reach victims of color and how VOCA assistance and compensation funds, and other discretionary funds, can be used to expand access to justice across all communities.

Date Created: April 8, 2020