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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

FY 2020 VOCA Victim Compensation and Victim Assistance Formula Application Attachments and More

April 29, 2020

A Copy of an Email Sent by Kathrina S. Peterson, OVC Deputy Director, on April 20, 2020

Good Afternoon VOCA Administrators,

This email contains information about the Compensation and Assistance applications and related required attachments; the FY 2020 Training and Technical Assistance Solicitation for Administrators and Subrecipients; and the recently launched DOJ National Elder Fraud hotline.

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Second Quarter PMT Extension of Deadline

April 14, 2020

A Copy of an Email Sent by Kathrina S. Peterson, OVC Deputy Director, on March 26, 2020

Dear Administrators,

We wanted to let you know that OVC is extending the second quarter PMT reporting deadline to June 30, 2020.

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March 2020 Updates to Match Waiver Approval Process

April 14, 2020

A Copy of an Email Sent by Kathrina S. Peterson, OVC Deputy Director, on March 31, 2020

Good Afternoon Everyone,

OVC is issuing the attached "March 2020 Updates to OVC Match Waiver Approval Process" in response to VOCA Victim Assistance Administrators comments and feedback. There are three distinct updates from the original July 2019 "OVC Match Waiver Approval Process."

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More News for VOCA Administrators

Visit our VOCA Administrators Announcements page for additional news.

Events for VOCA Administrators

Register for the 2020 VOCA National Training Conference, which will be held August 10–13, 2020 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

At this time, the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators is awaiting the final conference approval by the Office of Justice Programs. Although registration is now open, we ask that you DO NOT obligate funds or make any non-refundable travel commitments until final approval has been received.

If state restrictions will impact conference attendance a notice will be sent with further instructions. However, at this time we encourage all states to register for the conference.

Date Created: April 8, 2020