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Tuesday, June 7 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Session 5C: VOCA 101: Crime Victims Fund-amentals

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This workshop will present an overview of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), the Crime Victims Fund and programs supported with VOCA funds. VOCA is the only federal funding program supporting direct assistance and services for victims of all types of crimes. The workshop will explain where VOCA funds come from, how they are used and explore VOCA-related opportunities, challenges and issues.
Suggested Session Track: The Business of Child Advocacy

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Steve Derene

Executive Director, National Association of VOCA Assistaance Administrators
Steve Derene serves as Executive Director of the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) representing state agencies that administer state VOCA victim assistance grants. He previously worked for more than 25 years in the Wisconsin Justice Department where he served as Director of Research and Information and managed the Wisconsin Victim/Witness Assistance program and the Wisconsin VOCA assistance program. Among the state... Read More →
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Denise Edwards

Director of Government Affairs, National Children's Alliance
Denise Edwards is director of government affairs for National Children’s Alliance (NCA). As director of government affairs, Denise develops, coordinates and leads all federal legislative and political strategies for NCA and its members, including strategies to expand the use and awareness of CACs in legislation and agency policy. Prior to her tenure with NCA, Denise served as manager of government affairs for Dunkin’ Brands, Inc... Read More →

Tuesday June 7, 2016 11:15am - 12:45pm
Meeting Room 4 Renaissance Washington DC Hotel

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