The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is joining Newtown Action Alliance’s weekly Lunch and Lobby to encourage the Senate to vote on the House-passed VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021.
This critical legislation will prevent devastating cuts to federal funding for victim service programs through the Victims of Crime Act. However, we have yet to see movement on the Senate companion bill, S.611.
The situation is dire! Federal grants to victim services through the Victims of Crime Act have been cut by two-thirds in the last four years. Congress can fix this by ensuring federal financial penalties from deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements are treated the same way as penalties resulting from criminal convictions - that they go to serve and compensate crime victims.
Please join us in participating in Newtown Action Alliance’s VOCA Lunch and Lobby on Monday, June 21st from 12:00 - 2:00 ET (you do not need to join for the full two hours). We will provide call scripts, and Newtown Action Alliance will connect you with Senators’ offices as we urge them to tell Majority Leader Schumer to take the VOCA fix to the floor!
You can register for the lunch and lobby HERE. We look forward to ‘seeing’ you there!