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2021 Report to the Nation

Fiscal Years 2019 - 2020

VOCA Compensation Highlights

OVC’s VOCA Compensation Formula Grant Program reimburses victims for financial losses resulting from their victimization. OVC disburses these funds to supplement state programs that provide financial assistance and reimbursement to victims for crime-related expenses, including medical and dental care, counseling, funeral and burial expenses, and lost wages. Compensation programs may also reimburse victims for other types of expenses related to their victimization, such as travel, temporary lodging, crime scene cleanup, and dependent care.

In FYs 2019 and 2020, VOCA state compensation benefits totaling $760,704,172 supported 453,051 claims and supported survivors of crime as they recovered from their losses and began the healing process.

State Spotlight

Utah Office for Victim Services

In FY 2019, the Utah Office for Victim Services received funding through the Building State Technology Capacity program to build a victim-centered database capable of linking to a website and mobile app where victims of crime can apply directly for compensation benefits and track and manage their claims application. The database, currently in development, will ultimately enhance victims’ access to services, increase the speed of service delivery to victims, and improve the quality of services offered to victims of crime in Utah.