Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

VOCA victim assistance grants are provided to private and public agencies to support direct services to victims of violent crime. Services provided under this program include safety planning, community service referrals, counseling, crisis intervention and legal advocacy.

 

VOCA Federal Performance Measures Data

 

VOCA Subgrant Award Report and Crime Type Allocations Webinar - November 2, 2022

This fall, OCVS will be implementing a new strategy for collecting the information that is typically entered in the Crime Type Allocations questionnaire in Egrants for VOCA subgrantees. The new web form will be administered outside of Egrants and include some additional questions about subgrantee services and budget. This webinar will cover the changes to the process, what to expect, and a detailed overview of how to complete the new web form.

Recorded Webinar - NEW! Posted 11/4/22

SAR Webinar PowerPoint  NEW! Posted 11/7/22

Crime Type Allocations Instructions for Subgrantees Posted 11/7/22

FAQ - VOCA SAR and Crime Type Allocations Posted 11/7/22

Overview - VOCA SAR and Crime Type Allocations Posted 11/7/22

SAR Questionnaire and Instructions for Subgrantees Posted 11/7/22

Victimization Allocation Example Posted 11/7/22

 

VOCA Funding Update - Webinar - NEW! Posted 10/5/22

The Office of Crime Victim Services (OCVS) Grants & Training Team would like to share a VOCA funding update with all of you. As many of you know, VOCA funding levels have steadily reduced over the past several years and this reduction has and will impact all of us. Please watch this 15-minute webinar to learn about the current status of VOCA funding and projections for the future.

 

2022 VOCA/ARPA Subgrantee Webinar Series 

June 15, 2022 - Part I

FAQs

 

July 13, 2022 - Part II - Pre-recorded Webinar

https://youtu.be/vkKaYahhT7I 

 

July 21, 2022 - Part II - Question & Answer Session 

Recording of Part II: https://youtu.be/Wq6RGASJ8SM 

 

March 8, 2023 - Part III - Pre-recorded Webinar

Recording of Part III: https://youtu.be/-lalCEpkHg8 

 

March 29, 2023 - Part III - Live Question & Answer Session - Register here.

 

 

2022 Spring VOCA Subgrantee Training Webinar Recording - April 7, 2022

2022 Spring VOCA Subgrantee Training PowerPoints and Handouts

PowerPoints: .PDF format

Welcome and Introductions  

OCVS Grants & Training Communication Overview

Funding Updates thru OIG Audit

Common Site Visit Findings

Handouts: .PDF

OCVS Grants Specialists Contact List

OCVS Grants & Training Communication

OCVS Required Policies, Procedures, and Documentation

VOCA Center - Federal Appropriations Process

WI Osnium Training 2022 

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's

 

VOCA Document Library

Application Forms and Documents:

OCVS Subgrantee Informational Guide 2022-2023

OCVS Grants Specialists Contact List - Updated 1/20/23

VOCA Subgrantee Award Amounts VOCA/ARPA Breakdown (PDF)

OCVS Agency Personnel Budget Summary - ARPA Update (MS Excel)

VOCA Eligibility Checklist Certification Form (MS Word)

Certification to Apply 10% de Minimus Indirect Cost Rate (MS Word)

VOCA Match Waiver Request Letter Template (MS Word)

VOCA Program Income Certification Form (PDF)

Volunteer Waiver Request Form (MS Word)

Consultant/Contractual Checklist (PDF)

OCVS Guidance Timesheet and Payroll Documentation

 

State and Federal Guidance

VOCA State Program Guidelines (PDF) *UPDATED 1/2022

US DOJ Financial Guide 

Wisconsin DOJ Purchasing Policy and Procedures

OCVS Consultant/Contractual Policy

Subgrantee's Subaward Agreements: Responsibilities and Requirements for Tier Two Monitoring 

Guidance on New Federal Special Conditions: 

Suitability to Work with Minors 

Suitability to Work with Minors PowerPoint 

Suitability Determination Checklist - NEW 1/17/23

WI DOJ Criminal Background Check Link 

WCASA Example policies and forms for the prevention of child sexual abuse

Employee Employment Eligibility Verification 

EEO:

Equal Employment Opportunity Program Reporting Tool (Utilize to complete EEOP Certification Form)

EEO Reporting Tool Job Aid (Instructions for using the EEO Reporting Tool to complete EEOP Certification Form)

SAM Instructions: 

-Renewing or updating existing registration - FREE to renew or update directly on SAM website!

-New registration -FREE to register directly on SAM website!

- How Do I Search Exclusions? *New 9/13/2021

 

Egrants Instructions:

Webinar: How to Enter Fiscal Report in Egrants

How to Certify Fiscal Report in Egrants 

How to add Personnel and Employee Benefits using Contacts

How to submit an Inventory Report in Egrants

How to Submit a Semi-Annual Program Report in Egrants 

Egrants Modification Instructions

Program Report Submission Instructions

 

Egrants Instructional Videos:  

How to Create a Fiscal Report

How to Change the Project Director, Financial Officer, Alternate Contact, and Signing Official

Egrants Modifications 101

Navigating Egrants 

 

Federal Performance Measures Information:

OVC PMT Federal Definitions 

OVC PMT Prorating Performance Data Guidance

OVC PMT Subgrantee Performance Report

OVC PMT User Guide

OVC PMT Subgrantee Data Tracking Template (OVC Version) (MS Excel)

OVC PMT Tracking Form (Word Doc)

OVC PMT  Tracking Form (MS Excel)

 

 

Resources For Current Recipients:

State of Wisconsin Pocket Travel Guide

2022-2023 VOCA/ARPA Subgrantees (PDF)

2021-2022 VOCA Subgrantees (PDF)

Fair Minimum Update 

Why a Fair Minimum 

 

Contact VOCA Staff:

 

Justin Wartzenluft 

Victim Services Grants Supervisor

608-267-4584

wartzenluftjm@doj.state.wi.us

 

Mary Colletti

OCVS Grants Specialist

608-261-8100

collettima@doj.state.wi.us

 

Michelle Bailey

OCVS Grants Specialist

608-267-7924

 

 

Ashley Welak

OCVS Grants Specialist

608-264-9445

welakaa@doj.state.wi.us