Crime Victim Services Unit
TO ALL VOCA GRANT SUB-RECIPIENTS
We want to keep you informed as the VOCA grant program fully transitions from the DPS Crime Victim Services Unit to the Missouri Department of Social Services. Grant sub-recipients should know VOCA grants continue to be processed and worked on, just as they were in the past, but now at the Department of Social Services.
If you have any questions, please call (573) 751-5775. This is the number for the VOCA Unit at the Department of Social Services’ Division of Finance and Administrative Services. You can also contact the DSS VOCA Unit by email at [email protected]
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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.
North West Region
South West Region
(573) 751-5954 Jenna Ridge