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VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT (VOCA)

Administered by the Dept. of Justice Office of Victims of Crime, VOCA funds provide financial support to state and local agencies that offer services to crime victims. This fund is a U.S. Treasury account generated entirely by the fines and penalties levied against criminals convicted of federal crimes. As such, the amount available in this fund can vary greatly from year to year. The Council awards the majority of this funding directly to programs that provide services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes.


State Funding Sources


DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Department of Corrections (DOC) contributes funds to the Council to administer the Batterer Intervention and the Prison Batterer Programs.


ALASKA GENERAL FUND

General funds comprise a majority of the budget; they are used to support victim services, batterers intervention programs and Council administration. General funds also support statewide prevention and research activities.

Designated General Funds - anticipated revenue from the marijuana sales tax will enhance prevention and research/evaluation services.