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Victims of Child Abuse (VOCA) Category 3: National Subgrant Program for Victims of Child Pornography

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $2,000,000)

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs). The National Subgrant Program for Victims of Child Pornography supports subgrants for local CACs, state chapters of CACs, and multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) that provide a coordinated investigative and comprehensive response to child abuse. CACs are child-friendly facilities where law enforcement officers, child protection and victim advocacy professionals, prosecutors, mental health specialists, and medical staff work together to investigate child abuse allegations, hold offenders accountable, and help children heal from maltreatment. The VOCA CACs National Subgrant Program for Victims of Child Pornography supports the following activities: 1) developing innovative funding strategies that support the provision of coordinated and comprehensive multidisciplinary services to child abuse victims and their families; 2) developing and publishing requests for proposals (RFPs), as approved by OJJDP; 3) providing training and technical assistance (TTA) to support OJJDP-approved RFPs; 4) managing a national peer review process to evaluate applications for funding; and 5) providing fiscal oversight and necessary grant award administration functions for successful award recipients in accordance with the DOJ Financial Guide. Consistent with the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA) of 2015 (P.L. 114-22), the OJP Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) allocated $2,000,000 from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Domestic Trafficking Victims Fund in support of this program in FY 2018. Pursuant to the JVTA, the funds "shall be used for grants to provide services for child pornography victims under section 214(b) of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 13002(b))."

Under this project, the National Children's Alliance will release an RFP in 2019, with OJJDP input and approval, to invite eligible applicants to apply for funds in support of services for victims of child pornography. FY 2018 is the third year funds authorized pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sec 13002(b) have been made available to OJJDP for this purpose. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 28, 2018