Support for Domestic and Sexual Violence Services through The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
This audio conference is focused on Los Angeles area domestic and sexual violence advocates and allied service providers along with California advocates who want to learn how VOCA is used in the state for direct victim assistance services. The audio conference will include opportunities to hear more about the program that funds counseling, salaries, personal advocacy, shelters, and hotlines, how the President proposes to expand funding for these services by $100 million, and strategize around advocating for and accessing these funds on a local level, and raise other key questions and concerns.
This audio conference is supported with funding to the Family Violence Prevention Fund from The California Endowment.
Contact Sally Schaeffer at the Family Violence Prevention Fund.
- Opening/Introduction: Sally Schaeffer, Family Violence Prevention Fund
- Overview of VOCA: Steve Derene, National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators
- California’s VOCA Activities: Roseann St. Clair, California Emergency Management Agency
- Administration’s 2011 Budget: Susan Howley, The National Center for Victims of Crime
- Policy and Advocacy Opportunities: Sally Schaeffer, Family Violence Prevention Fund
- Q&A Session
Conference Call Materials
- VOCA Briefing Backgrounder
- National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators
- Impact of VOCA in California for DV/SA Victims
- Letter of Support from Field for VOCA
- VOCA Fact Sheet
- Letter to Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson
- Senate Letter of Support
- Senate "Dear Collegue" Letter of Support