Crime Victims Reparation Commission

VOCA Grant

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Assistance Grant

Overview of the Victims of Crime Act In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). This act established a separate account within the United States Treasury known as the Crime Victims Fund. The money which makes up this fund comes entirely from fines, penalty assessments, forfeited appearance bonds, all collected by the Federal Government. The Fund provides for VOCA Compensation and Victim Assistance grants to all states and territories. Forty-nine percent of the money deposited into the Fund is used to make annual grants to eligible state crime victim compensation programs. The amount of VOCA Compensation funds a state receives is based on 60 percent of the amount awarded by that state to victims of crime in the previous federal fiscal year. Compensation grants can only be used to pay reparation to victims of crime as allowed by a state’s statutes. With increases in the amount of applications received by the Crime Victims Reparation Commission and increases in the amount of funds paid out to victims in New Mexico each year, the federal compensation moneys are providing much needed and appreciated assistance. The Fund also provides annual victim assistance grants. Each state receives a base amount of $500,000.00. Any remaining money is distributed among the states with the amounts dependent on a state’s population. The New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission is responsible for administering the assistance grants. This money is sub granted to organizations throughout the State of New Mexico to enhance, expand, and develop new programs to serve victims of crime. These services include counseling, providing shelter, assistance in filing compensation applications, crisis intervention services, assistance in court proceedings, assistance in filing elderly abuse petitions or restraint orders, etc.

New Mexico Statewide 2014-2016 Implementation Plan

New Mexico Statewide Implementation Plan 2017 2020 Final Without Appendix

2017 VOCA Awards

2018 VOCA Awards

Documents to Download

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FFY2018 VOCA Grant Writing Workshop Recording: https://youtu.be/vXlA1w_-_8Y

 FY 18 VOCA Grant Writing Workshop Slides

New: FY2018 VOCA Post Award Workshop: https://youtu.be/3T3V8itezu4

NEW: FY18 VOCA Quarterly Statistical Reporting Workshop: https://youtu.be/fbE2qzROrlo





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