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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.

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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VOCA Administrators Announcements

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

View updates on policies, funding announcements, and more.


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. Additionally, 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. 

Date Created: April 8, 2020