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The VOCA Fix

On July 22, 2021, President Biden signed the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 (VOCA Fix). The VOCA Fix became effective immediately and the provisions of the Act—

  • Required monetary penalties from federal deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements to go into the Crime Victims Fund.
     
  • Provided the Attorney General with the authority to provide no-cost extensions to all VOCA...

November 2021 Featured Resources

This featured news content includes information about National Native American Heritage Month, the Transgender Day of Remembrance, and annual Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation grants.

Help in Your State: American Samoa

Help in Your State: American Samoa

View contact information for the American Samoa Victim Assistance program below.

Victim Assistance

American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency
Phone: 684-633-5221, Ext. 5222

Victim Compensation

Not Available

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department of Justice websites—

  • the Office on Violence Against Women's...

Help in Your State: Kansas

Help in Your State: Kansas

View contact information for the Kansas Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Crime Victim Information and Referrals
(not affiliated with the Kansas VOCA Assistance Program)
Phone: 800–828–9745

Note: the Kansas VOCA Assistance Program does not provide services to victims of crime, but their contact information is available on our state support page.

Victim Compensation Program

Office...

Help in Your State: North Carolina

Help in Your State: North Carolina

View contact information for the North Carolina Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Phone: 919–899–9141

Victim Compensation Program

North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Phone: 800–826–6200

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department of...

Help in Your State: Virginia

Help in Your State: Virginia

View contact information for the Virginia Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
Phone: 804–786–7802

Victim Compensation Program

Virginia Victims Fund
Phone: 800–552–4007

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department of Justice websites—

  • the Office on...

Help in Your State: Hawaii

Help in Your State: Hawaii

View contact information for the Hawaii Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
Phone: 808–586–1054

Victim Compensation Program

Crime Victim Compensation Commission
Phone: 808–587–1143

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department of Justice websites—

  • the Office...

Help in Your State: Nevada

Help in Your State: Nevada

View contact information for the Nevada Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Child and Family Services
Phone: 775–684–4431

Victim Compensation Program

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Child and Family Services
Phone: 702–486–2740

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault...

Help in Your State: Tennessee

Help in Your State: Tennessee

View contact information for the Tennessee Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration
Phone: 615–770–3986

Victim Compensation Program

Tennessee Department of Treasury
Criminal Injuries Compensation
Phone: 615–741–2734

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department of Justice...

Help in Your State: Delaware

Help in Your State: Delaware

View contact information for the Delaware Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

State of Delaware Criminal Justice Council
Phone: 302–577–8726

Victim Compensation Program

Delaware Department of Justice
Victims' Compensation Assistance Program
Phone: 302–255–1770

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department of...

Help in Your State: Minnesota

Help in Your State: Minnesota

View contact information for the Minnesota Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Office of Justice Programs
Phone: 800–247–0390

Victim Compensation Program

Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Office of Justice Programs
Minnesota Crime Victims Reparations Board
Phone: 651–201–7300

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and...

Help in Your State: Pennsylvania

Help in Your State: Pennsylvania

View contact information for the Pennsylvania Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Pennsylvania Office of Victims' Services
Phone: 800–233–2339

Victim Compensation Program

Pennsylvania Office of Victims' Services
Victims Compensation Division
Phone: 800–233–2339

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department of Justice...

Help in Your State: Arizona

Help in Your State: Arizona

View contact information for the Arizona Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Arizona Department of Public Safety
Phone: 602–223–2000

Victim Compensation Program

Arizona Criminal Justice Commission's Crime Victim Services
Phone: 877–668–2252

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department of Justice websites—...

Help in Your State: Kentucky

Help in Your State: Kentucky

View contact information for the Kentucky Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet
Phone: 502–564–3251

Victim Compensation Program

Public Protection Cabinet
Office of Claims and Appeals
Phone: 502–782–8255

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department of...

Help in Your State: North Dakota

Help in Your State: North Dakota

View contact information for the North Dakota Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Phone: 701–328–6195

Victim Compensation Program

North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Phone: 701–328–6195

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S...

Help in Your State: Washington

Help in Your State: Washington

View contact information for the Washington (State) Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance

Washington State Department of Commerce
Office of Crime Victim Advocacy
Phone: 800–822–1067

Victim Compensation

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Phone: 800–762–3716

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department...

Help in Your State: Idaho

Help in Your State: Idaho

View contact information for the Idaho Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance
Phone: 208–332–1540

Victim Compensation Program

Idaho Crime Victims Compensation Program
Phone: 208–334–6080

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department of Justice...

Help in Your State: New Hampshire

Help in Your State: New Hampshire

View contact information for the New Hampshire Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

New Hampshire Office of Victim/Witness Assistance
Phone: 603–271–3671

Victim Compensation Program

New Hampshire Victims' Compensation Program
Phone: 800–300–4500

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department of Justice...

Help in Your State: Texas

Help in Your State: Texas

View contact information for the Texas Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Office of the Texas Governor
Public Safety Office
Criminal Justice Division

Texas Crime Victims Clearinghouse
Phone: 800–848–4284
Note: The Texas Crime Victims Clearinghouse is not affiliated with the Texas Victim Assistance Program. It is a legislatively created resource that provides referrals for crime victims...

Help in Your State: District of Columbia

Help in Your State: District of Columbia

View contact information for the District of Columbia Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
Phone: 202–727–0605

Victim Compensation Program

DC Courts Crime Victims Compensation Program
Phone: 202–879–4216

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these...

Help in Your State: Mississippi

Help in Your State: Mississippi

View contact information for the Mississippi Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Mississippi State Department of Health
Office Against Interpersonal Violence
Phone: 601–206–1545

Victim Compensation Program

Mississippi Office of the Attorney General
Crime Victim Compensation Program
Phone: 800–829–6766

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available...

Help in Your State: Puerto Rico

Help in Your State: Puerto Rico

View contact information for the Puerto Rico Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Oficina de Compensación y Servicios a las Víctimas y Testigos de Delitos
Phone: 787–721–2900

Victim Compensation Program

Oficina de Compensación y Servicios a las Víctimas y Testigos de Delitos
Phone: 787–721–2900

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault...

Help in Your State: Arkansas

Help in Your State: Arkansas

View contact information for the Arkansas Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration
Phone: 501–682–5266

Victim Compensation Program

Arkansas Department of Public Safety
Crime Victims Reparations Board
Phone: 501–682–1020

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department...

Help in Your State: Louisiana

Help in Your State: Louisiana

View contact information for the Louisiana Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation programs below.

Victim Assistance Program

Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice
Phone: 225–342–1573

Victim Compensation Program

Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice
Phone: 888–684–2846

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is...

Help in Your State: Northern Mariana Islands

Help in Your State: Northern Mariana Islands

View contact information for the Northern Mariana Islands Victim Assistance program below.

Victim Assistance

Criminal Justice Planning Agency
Phone: 670–664–4556

Victim Compensation

Not Available

Additional Resources

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department of Justice websites—

  • the Office on Violence Against Women's Local Resources Map...