The Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA) supports crime victims programs that assist victims of sexual assault, spousal abuse, child abuse, or other previously underserved victims of crimes. In recent years, VOCA has supported elder abuse programs, including certain specified legal assistance expenses that help crime victims.
Legal aid programs play a crucial role in accessing justice for elder abuse victims. In this webinar, Elder Abuse-Insight into Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA) and Legal Aid Support, Steve Derene, Executive Director of the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA), explains VOCA and its potential for supporting elder justice initiatives in legal services programs. Kathy Buckley, Manager of the Victim’s Services Program at the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency provides insight into the programs the Commission supports through VOCA.
The webinar emphasizes key details legal aid programs should understand when applying for VOCA funding to support elder justice work.
Steve Derene, Executive Director, National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators
Kathy Buckley, Manager, Victim’s Services Program, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency