Supporting Victims of Crime
Violent Crime Victim Assistance (VCVA)
The Violent Crime Victim Assistance (VCVA) Bureau is dedicated to:
- developing and improving activities and services that promote the recognition of rights, needs, and interests of crime victims in Illinois
- providing victims access to programs that supply needed information, assistance, and advocacy
- educating the public about victim services; and ensuring that grantee agencies provide quality services
VCVA Overview and History
Any public or private not-for-profit agency may apply to the Attorney General for selection as a Victim/Witness Assistance Center under the law. To be eligible for funding, each applicant must provide one or more of the 11 designated services to violent crime victims.
This program is financed by a special State Treasury fund - the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund. Since January 1, 1984, any person in Illinois convicted of a crime of violence, any other felony or misdemeanor, or certain other offenses listed in the Illinois Vehicle Code, will be assessed a fine. These fines are deposited in the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund, which finances crime victim services throughout the state.
Apply for VCVA Grant
This FY2024 VCVA Grant Application link takes you to the online application portal. When you open the link, click on the Apply button in the upper right-hand corner. Create your online account to complete the application. If you already have an account in the AmpliFund system, you may use that log in to begin the application.
Please use the posted resources and instructions below to complete the application.
Resources for Grant Recipients
- FY24 AmpliFund Grant Recipient Training
- Authorization to Sign
- Notice of VCVA Personnel Change
- Change in CEO-VCVA
- Change In Project Director
- Charitable Trust Verification Form Instructions
- Charitable Trust Verification Form
- Time Sheet