Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Funding
The federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) provides funding for state and community based organizations to offer free mental health counseling and a range of other specialized services for crime victims. MOVA is the designated administrator of VOCA funds in Massachusetts.
Each year, MOVA distributes more than $7 million in VOCA funds to almost 100 programs across the state. The funds go to assist survivors of homicide victims, children who witness violence, and victims of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, drunk driving, hate crimes and elder abuse. Funding cycles are generally for periods of three years.
Any program interested in applying for funding should contact MOVA by e-mail to determine their eligibility and the availability of funds. Check the links at left for VOCA program guidelines and information for grantees, or read the VOCA FAQs. Please click here for information on current funding opportunities.
Visit the Office for Victims of Crime for federal information on funding and guidelines.