The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) supports state and local programs aimed providing services to victims of crime, including those who have been trafficked, through the Crime Victims Fund (CVF). Unlike other government programs funded by taxpayer dollars, the CVF is financed by fines and fees collected from the prosecution of white-collar crimes at the federal level. However, this year, the VOCA program is facing a significant shortfall of $700 million, which will directly impact the ability of victims of crime to access the much-needed services they require. Read Kay’s Op-Ed on VOCA funding in Capitol Weekly here.