The federal Crime Victims Fund was established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) in 1984. VOCA serves as a major funding source for victim services across the nation. MOVA serves as the VOCA administrator for Massachusetts and awards grants to support services to crime victims. Join us to discuss navigating the upcoming 35% VOCA reduction while continuing to meet the needs of victims and survivors. It is important to have these conversations now to work toward sustaining services for victims and survivors. We will talk about the impact of the most recent federal budget to Massachusetts’ VOCA grant, opportunities for advocacy, and what this cut means for programs like yours. Questions are welcomed in the registration link below. We will answer these questions during the Q&A segment of the workshop.
If you have any questions or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact MOVA at MOVA@mass.gov.