In 1984, VOCA established the Crime Victims Fund (Fund) in the US Treasury and authorized the Fund to receive deposits of fines and penalties levied against criminals convicted of federal crimes. This Fund provides the source of funding for carrying out all the activities authorized by VOCA for the award of crime victim compensation and crime victim assistance funds to the states. VOCA gives the states sole authority to determine the best use of VOCA victim assistance grant funds within each state.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the designated administrator of Arizona’s VOCA Assistance Program. DPS supports and promotes quality services for crime victims by partnering with local agencies throughout Arizona that perform the essential work of victim assistance.
Prescott Valley Police Department’s VOCA
Police Department’s Victim Service Community Service Officers are funded by VOCA. The goal of this project is to increase both the percentage of victims contacted and types of services available to victims. VOCA enables a greater number of victims to become knowledgeable, informed, and assisted while recovering from their victimization.