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The OVC Center for VOCA Administrators

About Us

The OVC Center for VOCA Administrators (the OVC VOCA Center) supports Victim Compensation and Assistance Administrators in managing and administering their Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.

Who We Are

The OVC VOCA Center is a project of the Office for Victims of Crime’s State Victim Resource Division and is managed by the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA). NCJA provides training, technical assistance, and support to State Administering Agencies, as well as other state and local stakeholders, including federal grant recipients; and strengthens criminal justice communities and improves lives by empowering stakeholders through training, collaboration, and advocacy. For more information, please visit the NCJA website.

The OVC VOCA Center appreciates its collaboration with the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators and the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards on this project.

Meet The Team

The OVC VOCA Center staff have a passion for improving the lives of crime victims and providing support and guidance to those who serve them.

Janelle Melohn

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Kellie Rabenhorst

Deputy Director
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Michael Fargen

Director, NCJA Data Center
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Suzanne Breedlove

Senior Program Manager, Victim Compensation
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Amanda Powers

Senior Program Manager, Victim Assistance
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Santana Berry

Program Manager
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Jeff Blystone

Program Manager
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The OVC Center for VOCA Administrators website is supported by cooperative agreement number 2020-V3-GX-K052, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Date Created: May 11, 2021