Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
CSFA Number: 546-00-1745
Agency Name
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (546)
Agency Contact
Ronnie Reichgelt
(312) 793-7058
Short Description
The Victims of Crime Act is funded with fines paid by offenders convicted of violating federal laws, supports direct services to victims of crime. The Act requires that priority be given to services for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and other groups identified by the state as underserved victims of crime.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Law, Justice, and Legal Services
Enabling Legislation
this project is supported under FY18 (OVC – VOCA Assistance) 34 U.S.C. § 20103 (a) and (b).
Objectives and Goals
These grants supplement state funds that reimburse victims for out-of-pocket expenses resulting from crime and support direct services to crime victims.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
VOCA formula grants for crime victim assistance, awarded through subgrants to state agencies and local service providers, support direct services to crime victims in every state, the District of Columbia, and every territory.
Eligibility Requirements
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) formula grants for crime victim compensation are awarded to every state, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Assistance Consideration
VOCA grants require that the grantee provide 20 percent of total program costs.
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees are required to proved quarterly or monthly data and fiscal reports. The state programs that receive VOCA funds are required to submit an annual state performance report that includes information on all grants active during the fiscal year. The performance reports detail the effect the VOCA funds had on services to crime victims in the state.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $128,771,417
FY 2019 : $86,235,200
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsTransitional Housing VOCA FFY18$100000 - $50000010/15/2019 - 12/01/2019 : 11:59pm
DetailsCivil Legal Services VOCA FFY18$150000 - $100000003/16/2020 - 04/17/2020 : 11:59pm
DetailsVictims of Crime Act Multi Victimization Program$100000 - $100000009/01/2020 - 10/05/2020 : 11:59 pm
DetailsCourt Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Victim Assistance$75000 - $50000010/01/2020 - 10/30/2020 : 11:59pm
DetailsLaw Enforcement/Prosecution Victim Assistance$75000 - $137500010/01/2020 - 10/30/2020 : 5:00 PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FSGU 219390Prairie State Legal Services, Inc10/01/202106/30/20231,671,205
FSGU 219389Prairie State Legal Services, Inc10/01/202106/30/20231,527,629
219442 HACook County State's Attorney's Office03/01/202112/31/20211,375,000
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc10/01/202106/30/20231,369,624
las 219058YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago07/01/202106/30/2022959,297