National Association of VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) Assistance Administrators (NAVAA)
The National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization whose mission is "to advance education, research and public service to assure accessible quality services for crime victims nationwide, to strengthen exchange of information and communication among its members and to provide its members with training and technical assistance to effectively respond to the issues and challenges of supporting those services."
Founded in 2001, NAVAA’s members are state government agencies designated to administer the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) victim assistance formula grants within their respective jurisdictions. The state administering agencies (NAVAA members) administer the federal funds to support services designed to respond to the needs of victims of all types of crimes.
NAVAA is overseen by a Board of Directors comprised of 13 State VOCA Administrators and day to day work is handled by the NAVAA Executive Director. The Association’s major activities include fostering communications and networking among VOCA assistance administrators and their staff, through its website and operation of several listservs; providing training and technical assistance by conducting annual VOCA National Training Conferences and Peer-to-Peer meetings; individual consultation to states; serving as a liaison to federal and state victim advocacy and criminal justice organizations and being a voice for victims’ rights and services by actively participating in policy development and advocacy activities.