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Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program: Fiscal Year 2018 Data Analysis Report

NCJ Number
254653
Date Published
2020
Annotation
This report presents statistics and information for fiscal year (FY) 2018 on grant programs funded under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Formula Grant program.
Abstract
In FY 2018, just over $3.3 billion was allocated to the VOCA Victim Assistance Formula Grant program. Fifty-six grantees funded 9,961 subawards to 6,462 subgrantee organizations. These organizations assisted 6,306,646 crime victims. This is a 24-percent increase from FY 2017. VOCA-funded services also assisted an average of 1,339,635 anonymous contacts per quarter through digital chats, hotlines, internet forums, and victim notification systems (VNS). Major sections of this report provide data and information on VOCA-funded victim service providers, state education and coordination activities, victim demographics, types of victimization (crime types), direct services, and notable trends and emerging issues. Regarding the latter topic, the report notes a lack of housing options for victims, increasing levels of opioid use, increases in domestic violence and human-trafficking victimization, and transportation and language translation services as barriers to victims receiving services. Extensive data tables and figures