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Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Administrators

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Training & Technical Assistance

Grants Financial Management Training

This OJP training is a requirement for the points of contact and financial points of contact of an OVC award. You can take a 24-module online training or register for a 2-day in-person training.

Putting the Pieces Together: OVC Grantee Orientation Webinar

This webinar equips OVC grantees with the knowledge and resources necessary to manage grant awards. The webinar will help grantees—

  • Gain a greater understanding of OVC’s mission.
  • Identify your key grant documents.
  • Understand the terms and conditions of your award, including reporting responsibilities.
  • Recognize your obligation to comply with federal requirements.
  • Become familiar with available grant and victim service resources.

Visit the OVC Grantee Orientation Webinar Archive to view presentations from the 2017 and 2018 OVC Grantee Orientation Webinars.

Understanding Your Award Special Conditions Webinar

This webinar provides grantees with knowledge and resources on the variety of special conditions that must be met to successfully manage their OVC grant award(s).

Programmatic Points of Contact and Financial Points of Contact for all OVC discretionary grantees and Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Assistance and Compensation formula administrators are encouraged to view the webinar.

GMS Training and Technical Assistance

The GMS Training and Technical Assistance resource covers how to–

  • get started in GMS;
  • apply for/accept an Office of Justice Programs grant;
  • submit a payment request through the Grant Payment Request System (GPRS);
  • create, save, and submit a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN);
  • submit a progress report, submit a financial report (SF-425);
  • view site visit correspondence and followup on issues for resolution;
  • report conference costs; and
  • submit a closeout.

Also access the GMS User Guides and the Addendum to the GMS User Guide for GMS Financial Status Reports Module (SF-425) for Recipients.

Grant Award Audit Process Webinar

The Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice conducts audits of OVC grants to ensure that award recipients are complying with applicable statutes and are accomplishing the goals of the awards. Watch a five-part Grant Award Audit Process Webinar for an overview of the grant audit lifecycle.

OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)

OVC TTAC has a specialist assigned to each state who can assist with specific requests and/or training concerns. OVC encourages Administrators to contact OVC TTAC to learn more about their services and to identify a consultant to assist with their training needs.

Be sure to visit MyVOCA Resources, a dedicated section of the OVC TTAC website for VOCA administrators and other State Administering Agency staff. This site links you to your state’s regional training and technical assistance specialist to learn more about customized training or technical assistance for your state.

The site also offers direct access to resources, like plain language compensation materials and information about the mentoring programs, created to help you administer crime victim compensation and respond better to the needs of VOCA subgrantees.

You can find recordings of the virtual Q&A sessions for VOCA Administrators, facilitated by representatives from OVC and the OJP Office of the General Counsel (OGC) and Office of Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). These sessions include—

  • VOCA Rule FAQ updates,
  • Useful information on effective management of VOCA funds,
  • An opportunity for administrators to present questions to OVC, and
  • A forum to provide feedback to OVC about your needs and challenges as a VOCA Administrator.

Department of Justice (DOJ) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Online Training

OCR offers training to recipients of Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office on Violence Against Women, and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services funding to assist them in meeting their federal civil rights obligations. As part of its training efforts, OCR developed this online civil rights training curriculum for recipients.

This training, which consists of six segments and accompanying self-tests, is designed to provide recipients with an overview of applicable nondiscrimination laws and the general civil rights obligations that are tied to grants awarded by DOJ.

OCR offers this online version of its training program to ensure that recipients who are unable to participate in an in-person training session can still receive valuable technical assistance.

Performance Measurement Trainings

The recorded webinars below provide training on definitions of VOCA Victim Compensation and VOCA Victim Assistance performance measures; reporting deadlines; and how to access, navigate, enter data, and generate performance measure reports in OVC’s online Performance Measurement Tool. For PMT user guides and other data collection resources, please visit the Need Help? page within the PMT system.  

Victims of Crime Act Victim Compensation Grantee User Training

This OVC webinar provides guidance for reporting on the required performance measures for the Victims of Crime Act Victim Compensation formula grant program.

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Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Grantee User Training

This OVC webinar provides guidance for reporting on the required performance measures for the Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance formula grant program.

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Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Grantee User Training: Targeted Guidance

This OVC webinar provides Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance formula grantees with a more in-depth guidance on PMT system reporting beyond the overview user training.

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Date Created: April 18, 2020