FY 2020 2021 Victims of Crime Act School-Based Victim Services Grant Program

Executive Order 11 was signed on June 21, 2018, which, in part, established the Work Group on Student Safety and tasked it with developing recommendations to enhance school safety in a variety of ways. This grant program is intended to complement the efforts of that work group and fund efforts to enhance schools by meeting the needs of child and youth victims. Specifically, this grant program is intended to increase access to trauma-informed intervention for victims within schools, expand access to mental health services for victims in schools, and support behavioral interventionist positions serving victims of crime at school.

These Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) School-Based Victims Services Grant Program guidelines and application procedures provide detailed guidance to aid applicants in determining eligibility, developing itemized budgets and budget narratives, and completing other related forms. Using the guidance presented in this document, applicants should be able to efficiently and effectively prepare complete applications.

Grant Application Training and Technical Assistance 

To aid applicants in their grant application preparation, DCJS will be facilitating a webinar training. Pre-registration is required and there is no registration fee. Instructions for participation will be provided via email on the day before the webinar.

The webinar will be held on the following date:
Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

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Please have a copy of the guidelines available during webinar trainings. 

Contact Information

Application questions should be emailed to VictimsServicesTA@dcjs.virginia.gov. You will receive a response within 24 hours (Monday-Friday, with the exception of holidays).