Victory! Congress saves funds for life-saving victim services

 

DontCutVOCA---victoryYou spoke, and Congress listened! Thanks to everyone who participated in our #DontCutVOCA action, we have something to celebrate in the New Year: Congress approved an appropriations bill that increases funding for crime survivor services, known as VOCA funding, by over 15% in 2016.

The “VOCA cap” was increased last year for the first time in a long time, creating an opportunity to fill long-standing gaps in services for those harmed by crime. This prompted EJUSA to begin a program helping organizations that serve crime survivors of color to access more funds and expand their reach.

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Source:: Equal Justice USA