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Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Victim Assistance Rule Change Effective August 8, 2016

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) published the final rule for its Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Formula Victim Assistance Grant Program in the Federal Register on July 8, 2016. The rule, effective on August 8th, clarifies the requirements regarding services to underserved victims, and continues to provide that victims of elder abuse, human trafficking, and other crimes are eligible for VOCA-funded assistance. The rule now makes it possible to use VOCA funding to provide support services to sexual assault victims in detention and correctional facilities.

FY 2016 List of Re-Certification and Re-Assurance Submissions for Audit Year 2

This includes a list of jurisdictions that submitted re-certifications and re-assurances for Audit Year 2 of the first 3-year PREA audit cycle. Those assurances and letters have also been included. As explained in the February 25, 2016, letter from AAG Mason and OVW Principal Deputy Director Hanson, DOJ reviews all PREA submissions made by states/jurisdictions. DOJ is in the process of collecting additional information from several of the states listed above regarding their certifications and efforts to come into compliance with the PREA standards.

Upcoming Events

Date: Aug 05, 2016 - 08:30am EDT - Aug 10, 2016 - 04:30pm EDT
Event Location: Boston, MA
Event Abstract:
American Correctional Association Summer Conference (Boston, Massachusetts), August 5-10, 2016. See event details for a list of presentations moderated by the PRC.

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