Review of Best Practices: Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

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IUPUI (Campus). Center for Criminal Justice Research

This report describes best practices for subgrants awarded under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding stream administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). Authorized through the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, VOCA is administered by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and funding supports a broad range of services. States that receive VOCA funds have four years to expend an award. In Indiana, over the three-year period between FFY 2009 and FFY 2011, ICJI received an average of $8.2 million each year from the OVC. Through the Victim Services division, for the 2009, 2010, and 2011 operating periods and using carry-over funds from earlier federal grants, ICJI has awarded $26.2 million in VOCA subgrants to an annual average of 176 agencies and organizations throughout the state during the three-year period.

Violence and Victimization
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