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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.

For New Users within Existing Organizations:
  • If your organization already has a SAGE account, you will need to contact your organization’s Project Director, Financial Contact, or Project Contact. These individuals will be able to designate users within your organization’s account.

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.
  • Enter the required information and click “Save.”
  • You will receive an email notification stating whether your registration has been approved or denied.
  • Once your organization has been established in SAGE, you will be able to designate access to your organization’s account to other staff members as appropriate.