Call on Congress to fix VOCA now!
ACTION ALERT: Contact your elected officials in Congress and urge them to cosponsor and vote YES on the VOCA Fix, click here to take action NOW: https://actnow.io/oZNNjSC
We need speedy passage of the VOCA Fix Bill (S. 611)
The Victim of Crime Act’s (VOCA) Crime Victims Fund (CVF) is a non-taxpayer source of funding that supports thousands of crime victims services providers serving millions of victims of crime annually and is funded by monetary penalties associated with federal criminal convictions.
Passing the VOCA Fix Act will increase deposits into the Crime Victims Fund by depositing monetary penalties associated with deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements into the CVF as well as monetary penalties associated with convictions. This will continue funding for services that provide support to millions of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse survivors.
We need YOUR help! More than 1,680 organizations and government agencies signed a letter posted below urging Congress to pass the VOCA Fix Act, and we need your help to make sure Congress gets the job done! Please contact your Members of Congress and tell them to co-sponsor and support the bipartisan, bicameral the VOCA Fix Act.
SAVE THE DATE
WHAT: Crime Victims Rights Week VOCA Senate Day of Action
WHEN: April 21, 2021
WHY: Deposits into the Crime Victims Fund have dropped dramatically in the last several years, leading to a substantial cut to VOCA victim assistance grants. The House overwhelmingly passed the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 to fix the problem, and the bill is waiting for Senate action. The purpose of this day of action is to push the Senate to pass this bill. More information about the bill and the need for the VOCA fix can be found here.
ADDITIONAL ACTIONS: Please contact your Senators before, during, and after the VOCA Senate Day of Action! You can find a useful toolkit here, including call scripts, op-ed and letter-to-the-editor templates, social media posts, state-specific fact sheets.