Victims of Crime Act Information

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984 established the Crime Victims Fund. Federal criminal fines and penalties finance the Fund and forfeited bail bonds collected by the federal government. Each state receives VOCA funds yearly to support individuals affected by crime, hurt and harm.

OCVA funds programs, Tribes and tribal organizations throughout Washington that provide support and assistance to individuals who have been hurt or harmed or identify as being victims or survivors of crime.

For current grant opportunities, visit the OCVA Grants and Funding webpage.

OCVA Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fact Sheets

How To Complete VOCA Subgrant Award Report (New)

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) State Plan​

OCVA serves as the administrator of federal VOCA Assistance funds. Early in 2015, a congressional change resulted in a significant increase in Washington State’s award for pass-through funding.

In 2015, a statewide planning process was used to guide the development of the 2015-2023 VOCA State Plan (PDF) and formulate recommendations to guide the use of the increased VOCA funds through 2023. The plan was revised in 2024 and can be viewed here: 2024 VOCA State Plan.