OVC seeks to support VOCA Victim Compensation programs across the nation that provide crucial financial assistance to hundreds of thousands of crime victims each year. VOCA Victim Compensation formula funds shall be used by states and territories for awards of compensation benefits to eligible crime victims. OVC encourages states and territories to use VOCA funding within program parameters to affirmatively advance equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity. In line with these goals, OVC particularly encourages state and territories to include American Indian and Alaska Native tribes in program planning and funding.
State and territory victim compensation programs, funded by VOCA Victim Compensation Formula Grant awards, supplement state/territory efforts to offset victims’ financial burdens resulting from crime. Compensation is extremely vital to victims who face enormous financial setbacks from medical fees, lost income, dependent care, funeral expenses, relocation expenses, and other costs.
Goals, Objectives, and Deliverables: https://ovc.ojp.gov/funding/o-ovc-2023-171699.pdf#page=8
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