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Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA)

Message from the Director: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking To Enhance the Federal Crime Victim Compensation Program

I am pleased to announce that the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register (“Notice”) on Monday, February 5, 2024, to enhance the federal crime victim compensation program. It is now open for public comment. 

As you may know, the federal crime victim compensation program is authorized through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and the formula...

VOCA Statutory Set-Asides

During FYs 2021-2022, OVC supported direct services for victims of federal crimes through multiple federal agency programs.

State Formula Grants

Every year, OVC awards funds to each eligible state and territory victim assistance and compensation programs, a major funding source for crime victim services.

VOCA Compensation and Assistance Highlights

In FYs 2021-2022, VOCA state compensation and assistance programs supported thousands of victim service programs that provide critical support to victims throughout the Nation.

Formula Grants: VOCA Compensation and Assistance

Highlights of OVC efforts to administer formula grant programs that support crime victim compensation and assistance programs in all states, Washington D.C., and multiple U.S. territories during FYs 2021-2022.

Crime Victims Fund

The Crime Victims Fund supports services for victims of crime throughout the Nation. This page outlines updates related to the Fund during FYs 2021-2022.

Message From the Director

A message summarizing OVC work to uphold crime victims' rights and ensuring high-quality services are available to victims of crime during Fiscal Years 2021-2022.

2023 Report to the Nation

This report provides descriptions and vignettes of some of OVC’s key victim service programs during FYs 2021-2022—highlighting their successes, their challenges, and their efforts to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

The VOCA Fix

This Act, signed into law on Thursday, July 22, 2021, is a historic effort to stabilize the Crime Victims Fund.