The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has released the Fiscal Year 2016 Data Analysis Report for The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program. Administered by OVC, the VOCA Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program provides funding to support victim assistance programs within the United States and the District of Columbia, as well as the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. State administering agencies sub-grant funds to local public and community-based agencies which offer services directly to victims of crime. Funds may also be used to develop programs that address emerging needs, gaps in services, or training for victim service advocates.
In fiscal year 2016—
• $2 billion was allocated for the VOCA Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program.
• 5,245,303 victims of crime received assistance from VOCA-funded organizations.
• domestic and/or family violence was the most common type of victimization served by VOCA-funded organizations, affecting almost half of all victims served.
• the most requested service was information and referrals.
Learn more in the FY16 Data Analysis of the VOCA Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program.