Victims of Crime Program Receives $2M Federal Grant


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Mary Woods
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- September 14, 2016

Carson City, NV - Department of Administration Director Patrick Cates announced today that the State of Nevada’s Victims of Crime Program has been awarded $2,049,000 in federal funding for the Nevada Victim of Crime Program from the U. S. Department of Justice. The funding is an annual formula grant based on the amount spent from the previous year.

In the last year, the Victims of Crime Program helped victims pay over $9 million in medical bills, funeral costs, counseling, and other victim assistance with just $4 million of state and federal funding; the remainder of the funding comes from penalties and fines.

“The Victims of Crime Program helps thousands of victims every year who have innocently suffered a violent crime in Nevada,” said Patrick Cates, Department of Administration Director.

“This grant returns 60 cents on every dollar we spend helping victims. It’s allowed us to provide assistance to thousands of victims,” said Bryan Nix, Coordinator of the Program and Administrator for the Hearings Division.

Any qualified victim of an eligible crime in Nevada, or his/her dependents can apply for assistance through the Victims of Crime Program, up to one year after the crime. The program utilizes no general fund tax dollars.

Information concerning the Victims of Crime Program can be found on their website at http://www.voc.nv.gov. or from VOCP offices located at: 2200 S Rancho Drive, Ste 210-A, Las Vegas, 89102, telephone number (702) 486-2740, or 1050 E William Street, Ste 400, telephone number (775) 687-8428.