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Victims of Child Abuse Act Children’s Advocacy Centers Sub-Grant Program—Domestic Victims of Trafficking Funds

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The VOCA Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) National Subgrant Program supports subgrants for local CACs, state chapters of CACs, and multidisciplinary teams 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 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 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 of 2015 (P.L. 114-22), the OJP Office of the Chief Financial Officer allocated $2,000,000 from the Office for Victims of Crime Domestic Trafficking Victims Fund in support of this program in FY 2016. 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 released an RFP in 2017, with OJJDP input and approval, to invite eligible applicants to apply for funds in support for services for victims of child pornography. OJJDP will consult with staff from OVC to ensure that the RFP incorporates their expertise in the area of child pornography victims. FY 2016 is the first year funds authorized pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sec 13002(b) are made available to OJJDP. 

Provider Organization

National Children's Alliance (NCA)
Award Details


Through this program, NCA will increase the number of CAC programs serving child/youth victims of sex trafficking and child pornography, with an emphasis on those involved in federal cases through our memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the FBI. In addition, NCA will elevate the quality of services in existing CACs through subgrants and TA related to: 

  • Properly identifying and screening this victim population.
  • Conducting forensic interviews with this population.
  • Intensive case management and treatment with this victim population.

NCA will ensure an appropriate solicitation, grant review, and sub-award oversight monitoring process.


  • Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals
  • Child Welfare Personnel
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • School Personnel
  • Social Services
  • Tribal Community


CACs, state chapters, and MDTs that investigate and respond to child sex trafficking and child pornography cases. Contact the project for more information.



National Children’s Alliance will publish:

  • A sub-grants solicitation.
  • Updated map of CACs that have signed the FBI MOU and are available for federal cases.
  • Grantee financial/grant management webinars.

Kim Hamm
Director of Member Services
[email protected]
202–548–0090, ext. 155

  • Preventing Child Abuse, Neglect, and Victimization
  • Supporting Prosecutors
  • Supporting and Protecting Law Enforcement
  • Youth Development

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Date Published: October 14, 2020