In 1984, VOCA established the Crime Victims Fund in the US Treasury and authorized the Fund to receive deposits of fines and penalties levied against criminals convicted of federal crimes. This Fund provides the source of funding for carrying out all the activities authorized by VOCA for the award of crime victim compensation and crime assistance funds to the states. VOCA gives the states sole authority to determine the best use of VOCA victim assistance grant funds within each state.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the designated administrator of Arizona’s VOCA Assistance Program. DPS supports and promotes quality services for crime victims by partnering with local agencies throughout Arizona that perform the essential work of victim assistance.
Prescott Valley’s Victim Services Community Service Officers are largely funded by the VOCA Grant. The goal of this project is to enable victims to become more knowledgeable, informed and assisted while recovering from their victimization.