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VOCA Administrators

The OVC Center for VOCA Administrators Introduction Video

September 2021

The OVC Center for VOCA Administrators (The OVC VOCA Center) provides peer-to-peer technical assistance to meet the needs of VOCA Administrators. The OVC VOCA Center will broaden victim services to historically underserved communities, provide grant and financial management training and technical assistance, offer learning opportunities designed specifically for VOCA Administrators, and foster expanded accessibility and sustainability of VOCA programs.

New Center Offers Support to VOCA Administrators

OVC Director Kristina Rose announces the launch of the OVC Center for VOCA Administrators to help build the capacity of VOCA Administrators to manage VOCA formula victim assistance and victim compensation funds.

OVC Center for VOCA Administrators Launch: Remarks from OVC Director Kristina Rose

September 2021

In this video, OVC Director Kristina Rose announces the launch of the OVC Center for VOCA Administrators. The Center provides technical support to strengthen the capacity of VOCA Administrators to administer VOCA formula victim assistance and victim compensation funds—the cornerstone of support for victims throughout the Nation. Visit the OVC Center for VOCA Administrators website.

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.

OVC strongly encourages applicants review the materials in advance of submitting their formula grant applications:

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

June 2021
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 OVC-administered Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) assistance and compensation funds, a major funding source for victim services throughout the Nation, and other discretionary funds, can be used to expand access to justice across all communities.

OVC FY 2021 Building State Technology Capacity

Closing Date
OVC is seeking applications from Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Assistance and Compensation Program State Administering Agencies to implement statewide technology programs to enhance victims’ access to services, foster innovation and efficiency in the provision of services, improve the quality of services, and improve the accessibility and responsiveness of victim service organizations.

Building Partnerships Toolkit

Date Published
2020
Publication Type
Training (Aid/Material), Report (Technical Assistance), Report (Grant Sponsored), Instructional Material (Programmed)
Agencies
OVC-Sponsored

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.

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

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.

Director Hart Discusses Opportunities to Support States at Administrators Conference

On Monday, August 31, 2020, Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart spoke at the 2020 Victims of Crime Act Administrators National Training Conference. This annual event hosts state Victims of Crime Act Administrators who manage formula victim compensation and assistance grant programs—the cornerstone of support for victims throughout the Nation.