BUREAU OF ADVOCACY AND GRANTS MANAGEMENT
The bureau provides regional victim advocacy and appellate notification to victims of crime, crisis response training and coordination, and administers the address confidentiality program and the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) assistance grant program. As part of the outreach and clearinghouse functions, the bureau maintains a directory of victim service providers (which may be accessed at http://myfloridalegal.com/directory), publishes the Victim Advocate Reference Guide, and maintains the Adult and Child Sexual Assault Protocols: Initial Forensic Physical Examination 2007.
Address Confidentiality Program
Pursuant to §741.401 through §741.465, F.S., the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) provides a substitute mailing address for relocated victims of domestic violence, with this office serving as legal agent for receipt of mail and service of process.
National Crime Victims' Rights Week
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be observed April 10-16, 2016. As part of the week’s activities, Attorney General Pam Bondi will pay special tribute to law enforcement officers and victim advocates who have distinguished themselves through service in their community on behalf of crime victims. To nominate an officer and/or an advocate from your agency or organization please click on the links below.
- Download the 2016 Victims' Rights Week Nomination Letter
- Download the 2016 Victims' Rights Week Nomination Form
VOCA Assistance Grants
The federal VOCA assistance grant program offers funding to local community providers for use in responding to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims, assisting victims in stabilizing their lives after their victimization, helping victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system, and providing victims with a measure of safety and security.
2014/2015 VOCA Grants:
Documents needed by current year subgrantee programs to comply with the VOCA 2014-2015 grant reimbursement requirements may be accessed by clicking here.
2014/2015 VOCA On-Site Visits and On-Site Monitoring:
Documents that will be used during the 2015 on-site visits and on-site monitoring may be accessed by clicking here.
2015/2016 VOCA Grants:
Documents needed by current year subgrantee programs to comply with the VOCA 2015-2016 grant reimbursement requirements may be accessed by clicking here.
2016/2017 Notice of Florida Victims of Crime Act Formula Grant Awarded from the U.S. Department of Justice We encourage any current or interested agency to apply during our period of availability. For more information, please click here.