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Arizona Department of Public Safety

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Administration

Arizona System for Administering Grants Effectively (SAGE)

In 1984, the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) established the Crime Victims Fund in the US Treasury and authorized the fund to receive deposits of fines and penalties levied against criminals convicted of federal crimes. This fund provides the source of funding for carrying out all of the activities authorized by VOCA for the award of crime victim compensation and crime victim assistance funds to the states.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the designated administrator of Arizona’s VOCA Assistance Program. DPS supports and promotes quality services for crime victims by partnering with local agencies throughout Arizona that perform the essential work of victim assistance. Nonprofit and government agencies that provide direct services to crime victims may be eligible to receive VOCA grant funds. For more information regarding eligibility, allowable costs, and grant requirements, refer to the DPS-VOCA Guidelines (see Useful Links section below).
For New Users within Existing Organizations:
  • If your organization has an existing SAGE account, an approved user within the organization may grant access to additional employees.
  • Each organization is responsible for adding users to their account.
  • Do not use the “New User” function.

For New Organizations:
  • The initial registration for your organization must be completed by an authorized individual such as the Program Director, Executive Director, Finance Director, etc.
  • Click on the “New User” link on the right-hand side of this page.
  • You will be automatically redirected to a New User Registration form.
  • Complete all fields marked with a red asterisk.
  • Click the SAVE button at the top right corner of the page.
  • If the Registration Page was completed correctly, a green light will display at the top of the page.
  • You will be notified via email once DPS-VOCA has granted you access to SAGE. You will not be able to log in until you have been granted access.
  • Please do not submit multiple requests.
For technical assistance with SAGE, please contact the Agate Help Desk at 1(866) 449-1425.