16.575 Crime Victim Assistance

Department of Justice

Enacted in 1984, the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) is the central source of federal financial support for direct services to victim of crime. VOCA is administered at the federal level through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime which annually awards a grant to each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories to support victim assistance services for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, drunk driving, homicide, and other crimes. Each state has a designated VOCA assistance agency to administer VOCA grants. Those state agencies in turn, subgrant to organizations that provide direct services to victims of crime. While minimal federal requirements must be met, each state is given great discretion in awarding specific subgrants.

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Total Program Obligations*: (grants and loans)
  • 2009: $363,827,013
  • 2010: $409,949,000
  • 2011: $428,080,890
  • Consistency (Grants)200920102011
    percent or dollar amount of obligations that were over/under reported, or not reported at all
    Over Reported$5,363,796$6,170,437
    Under Reported$5,641,264
    Not Reported
  • Timeliness200920102011
    percent or dollar amount of obligations that were late
    Total Dollars Analyzed$365,632,073$412,133,934$418,283,087
    Late Dollars (reported over 45 days after obligation)$92,486,182$416,739,639
    Average Reporting Lag (days since obligation)101569
  • Completeness200920102011
    percent or dollar amount of obligations that failed each field
    Recipient type
    Federal Agency
    CFDA Program Number
    Funding Amount
    Principal Place of Grant Code
    Recipient Name
    Recipient State
    Recipient County Code
    Recipient County Name
    Recipient City Code
    Recipient City Name
    Principal State of Grant
    Record Type
    Action Type
    Recipient Congressional District
    Obligation Action Date Formatted Correctly
    Assistance Type
    Federal Award ID
* Total program obligations reported in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
No obligations reported in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance