DOJ, LEPC Offering Grants for Victims of Crime Assistance

Law Enforcement Planning Commission, Virgin Islands Legislature

The Law Enforcement Planning Commission, through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime, is making Victims of Crime Assistance (VOCA) funds available to non-profit victim services and government agencies to provide direct services to assist crime victims recover from victimization.

The Victims of Crime Act funding was established by the Crime Victim Funds in 1984. A repository of federal criminal fines, penalty assessments and bond forfeitures collected by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the U.S. courts from federal offenders. Under this program, convicted federal criminals help pay for critical services for victims to child abuse, child sexual abuse, including incest, drunken driving, domestic violence, adult sexual abuse, elder abuse, adults molested as children, survivors of homicide victims, robbery, assault, fraud, financial exploitation, kidnapping and other violent crimes. Funding is subject to appropriations by Congress.

VOCA funds will be awarded to support programs that provide direct services to crime victims to include: crisis counseling, follow-up, therapy, group treatment/support, shelter/safe house, information/referral, personal advocacy, assistance filing for victim compensation, criminal justice support/advocacy or emergency legal advocacy; not all inclusive.

Applications are available at the Law Enforcement Planning Commission. For information or an application package, email or
The Law Enforcement Planning Commission
8000 Nisky Center, Suite No. 700/701
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
Law Enforcement Planning Commission
3000 Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite 9
Christiansted, St. Croix VI 00820

**Proposals are due by 3 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 28. The Law Enforcement Planning Commission reserves the right to accept or deny any or all proposals.