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Strategic Planning Project

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2002, OVC funded a multiphase initiative to develop administrative tools to help state administrators manage VOCA grants more efficiently, and implement strategic planning in their states. To achieve this collaborative effort, OVC supported the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA), the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards (NACVCB), and OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center in creating various tools. Through this collaboration, a strategic planning toolkit was developed that offers guidelines, tools, and resources for use throughout the strategic planning process. The toolkit was used to train selected teams from California, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, New Jersey, and Washington on how to develop a strategic plan within their states.

NAVAA also received OVC funding to develop a subgrant monitoring toolkit for state VOCA victim assistance administrators and staff. This toolkit, which is scheduled for release in FY 2005, will include suggested policies and procedures for states to adequately and thoroughly conduct various monitoring activities such as desk reviews and onsite visits.

Both NACVCB and NAVAA are developing orientation training manuals for new state VOCA compensation and assistance administrators and respective staff. Each manual will offer an overview of the responsibilities and relevant information and resources necessary to successfully administer state programs. NAVAA will also produce training materials in interactive electronic formats. Meanwhile, NACVCB is updating its Compensation Protocol: A Guide to Responding to Mass Casualty Incidents to incorporate lessons learned from the events of September 11 and other mass violence crimes.

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