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VOCA Funding Advocacy


VOCA Funding Advocacy

Beginning July 2024, Cal OES is anticipating a reduction to California VOCA Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program of $105,800,000 -$132,100,000 as a result of declines in the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding. This funding is the backbone to California’s response to crime victims’ needs. VOCA provides funds for an array of critical services and programs that support Californians after they have experienced a crime which includes domestic violence service providers, Rape Crisis Centers, legal assistance, human trafficking services, a range of options to address survivor homelessness, and other vital services. Cuts to this funding will have devastating impacts to survivors of sexual and domestic violence and their families.  


Get involved with our advocacy to prevent these cuts with one of the ways listed below and check this page regularly. We will update this page with ways to make your voice heard as our advocacy and updates change. Convey to Congress the importance of finding a solution for the VOCA crisis and ensure level funding in FY24 of at least $1.9 billion. 

Reach Out to Your Members of Congress to Discuss the Anticipated VOCA Shortfall! 

If you aren’t sure who your member of Congress is, you can find them here. You can view the National VOCA Sign on Letter here


If you have questions, please contact the Policy Team at