Crime Victim Services Unit
TO ALL VOCA GRANT SUB-RECIPIENTS
We want to keep you informed as the VOCA grant program transitions from the DPS Crime Victim Services Unit to the Missouri Department of Social Services. Grant sub-recipients should know we are continuing to work on VOCA grants, just as we always have. The planning of the transition of the grant program to the Department of Social Services is currently in process and we look forward to continuing to serve you.
Please continue to submit claims, adjustments and questions to DPS-CVSU, and also keep working on your agency’s 2017 applications in WebGrants. They are due June 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
We will be sure to keep you informed as more details are worked out on the transition as we approach the July 1, 2017 transition date. If you have any questions, please call (573) 526-1464.
MESSAGE TO MISSOURI AGENCIES ASSISTING CRIME VICTIMS
The Missouri Department of Public Safety, Office of the Director will be accepting applications for the 2017 Victims of Crime Act Grant. All applications must be received by the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Office of the Director no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2017 to be eligible for consideration. For further information please call (573) 526-1464.
The Crime Victim Services Unit (CVSU) provides guidance to not-for-profit agencies and local and state governments on practices and policies that impact crime victims, and provides funding, training, and consultation to help communities develop programs to serve crime victims. This activity also includes assisting victims who encounter difficulty accessing services or who believe they have been deprived of their statutory or constitutional rights. Additional activities include notification and assistance to victims whose offenders are scheduled to be released from custody or have an upcoming court hearing, or informing them of the service and the status of their protection order.
When addressing mail to CVSU, please be sure to include the program name or one of our staff members’ names on the envelope. This will ensure that your correspondence is handled in a timely manner.
(573) 526-1464 Tina Utley
North West Region
South West Region
(573) 751-5954 Beth Evers
North Central Region
(573) 522-1849 Kris Waterman
South East Region