Applicants are required to abide by the certified assurances associated with the relevant funding streams. Failure to abide by the certified assurances could suspend or terminate contracts associated with the violation of said assurance.
If you have any questions about certified assurances, please contact CVAD.
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) The purpose of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding is to provide high quality services that directly improve the health and well-being of victims of crime with priority given to victims of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and services for previously underserved victims. The Office for Crime Victims (OVC) makes annual VOCA crime victim assistance grants from the Fund to states.
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)-STOP Violence Against Women Funds promote a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to improving the criminal justice system's response to violence against women. This approach envisions a partnership among law enforcement, prosecution, the courts, victim advocates and service providers to ensure victim safety and offender accountability.
Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) funding supports programs that prevent incidents of family violence, domestic violence and dating violence. FVPSA Programs provide immediate shelter, supportive services and access to community-based programs for victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence as well as for their dependents.
Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) funding is to provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g., accompanying victims to court, medical facilities, police departments, etc.), support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, family and household members of victims and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault.
State Domestic Abuse and Sexual Abuse Program Funds provides funding to support services provided by sexual abuse and rape treatment centers, domestic abuse programs, domestic abuse shelters, and other community-based victim coalitions.