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Victims of Crime Act
Enacted: Feb 2005

The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) has, with broad bi-partisan Congressional support, been supporting ongoing essential services to more than three million victims of all types of crimes annually. VOCA has been funded solely by deposits into the crime victims fund with fines paid by criminal offenders and not tax revenues.

We oppose the president’s proposed fiscal year 2006 budget that would rescind the balance in the Crime Victims Fund, and call upon Congress to honor its pledge to crime victims “to ensure that a stable level of funding will remain available for these programs in future years” by respecting the statutory promise that all amounts in the fund will remain available for victim services.