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2021 Victims of Child Abuse Act Report to Congress

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Date Published
September 2023
10 pages

The Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCA) provides for the submission of an annual report to both the Senate and House Committees on the Judiciary. See 34 U.S.C. § 20307(b). The following report provides information about the VOCA Programs administered by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).


OJJDP administers funds to support children's advocacy centers as authorized by VOCA. These funds support programs as well as training and technical assistance (TTA) that provide all children and families access to strong multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) of highly qualified professionals who respond to and help heal victims of child abuse. The overarching goal of these VOCA-funded programs is to improve the community response to child abuse through strategic leadership, collaboration, and capacity building. The VOCA-funded grantee organizations provide specialized TTA, elevate the expertise of child abuse professionals, and develop and improve the functioning of MDTs, Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs), and state CAC chapters to strengthen the system's response to child abuse and neglect as well as provide direct funding to local CACs through subgrant funding.

Date Published: September 1, 2023