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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Federal Grants and Programs

The Federal Grants and Programs Division manages federal grant programs. The grant programs administered by this division include John R. Justice (JRJ), Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT), Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), STOP Violence Against Women Act, Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP), Office of Juvenile Delinquency.

 

Quarterly Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 1 - Coming Soon          General Forms Applicable to All Grants

Grant Announcements

 

Announcing

The Nebraska Crime Victim Reporting System or NCVRS

The Nebraska Crime Commission is excited to announce that we have officially launched the new Nebraska Crime Victim Reporting System, NCVRS, for use by victim assistance agencies and sub-grantees. NCVRS is accessible via NCJIS at http://ncjis.nebraska.gov for authorized users. This new statewide system is free to use, and provides comprehensive data entry, tracking, and reporting functionality for clients and cases, including automated PMT report creation.

 

 

Grant Funded Programs

Crime Victim Reparations Program (CVR) 

The Nebraska Crime Victim Reparations (CVR) program is funded through the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), state general fund appropriations and cash funds.  The Nebraska Crime Victim Reparations Act was created in 1979 with the passage of Legislative Bill (LB) 910. The Act provides compensation to innocent victims of a crime for certain expenses related to the criminal act. Nebraska Revised Statutes 81-1801 to 81-1842 and Crime Commission Rules and Regulations Title 80, Chapters 1 - 7 govern the operation of the CVR Program with Crime Commission staff providing administrative support.  Please feel free to visit the website or call at (402) 471-2828 or (402) 471-2194. 

Crime Victim Reparations Program (CVR)

 

Nebraska Victim Advocacy Program & Direct Victim Assistance

The Nebraska Victim Advocacy Program (N.V.A.P) is able to ensure victims of crime, regardless of location or victimization type, have access to advocacy and direct client assistance. N.V.A.P is committed to serving those affected by various types of victimization, and the Nebraska Victim Advocacy Program encourages you to reach out to our coordinator: Julie Geise, 402.429.1609 julie.geise@nebraska.gov.

Nebraska Victim Advocacy Program & Direct Victim Assistance

 

Nebraska Crime Victim – Training and Technical Assistance Programs (NCV-TTAP)

A grant funded program that brings supplemental trainings and training scholarships to victim service providers and allied professionals.  Stay up to date on the latest trainings through our List Serv.  Send your email address to tonia.nantkes@nebraska.gov, put "list serv" in the subject line and we will add you. 

Tell us what kind of trainings are needed in your area : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H7WK6CX.

Nebraska Crime Victim - Training and Technical Assistance Programs (NCV-TTAP)

 

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)

The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Grant Program assists states and units of local government in developing and implementing residential substance abuse treatment programs in state and local correctional and detention facilities.

 

Justice Assistance Grant - JAG

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system. JAG funds may be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, strategic planning, research and evaluation, data collection, training, personnel, and criminal justice information systems.

 

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) - Federal Grant Program

Established in 1988 through an amendment to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), Congress charged the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) with administering the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund). The Fund supports a broad array of programs and services that focus on helping victims in the immediate aftermath of crime and continuing to support them as they rebuild their lives. Fines finance the fund and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, gifts, donations, and bequests by private parties. No portion of the fund is financed by tax dollars. All services funded through VOCA are provided to individual crime victims at no cost to the victim. 

 

Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)

The Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program (SASP) is the first federal funding stream solely dedicated to the provision of direct intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault. This program also receives funds for the Violence Against Women’s Act administered by the Federal Office on Violence Against Women. The SASP Formula Grant Program directs grant dollars to states and territories to assist in supporting rape crisis centers and other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations or tribal programs that provide services, direct intervention and related assistance to victims of sexual assault.  Funds provided through SASP are to supplement other funding sources directed at addressing sexual assault on the state and territorial level. The SASP grant funds are to provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment and other support services to adult, youth and child victims of sexual assault, family/household members and others that are collaterally affected by the victimization.

 

STOP Violence Against Women Act Grant Program

The STOP (Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors) grant funds are awarded to states to create and enhance comprehensive, positive changes in the criminal justice system’s response to the violent crimes of domestic and intimate partner violence, dating violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking. Funds are distributed based on census population data. These grants are utilized to promote and coordinate community and statewide responses among and across the criminal justice system and victim advocacy organizations including medical services, mental health providers and other entities responding to the needs of victims of domestic and intimate partner violence, dating violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and stalking. For victims and survivors these partnerships ensure that communities are leveraging resources in ways that effectively support the multitude of issues associated with violent crimes against women and other marginalized populations.

STOP Quarterly Activity Summary Report Part 1 PDF

STOP Quarterly Activity Summary Report Part 1 Doc

 

GrantVantage

Federal Grants and Programs utilizes GrantVantage as the online grant management system for all subawards (except for CESF).  To access training resources for GrantVantage, please go to the below:

Nebraska Crime Victim - Training and Technical Assistance Program (NCV-TTAP)

 

 

 

Evidence-based Programs

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) supports programs that have proven to be effective evidence-based programs.  Questions often arise about what is meant by evidence-based programs. Office of Justice Programs (OJP) considers programs and practices to be evidence-based when their effectiveness has been demonstrated by causal evidence (generally obtained through one or more outcome evaluations).

NCJA                          BJA

Crime Solutions          NIC

NIJ Criminal Justice Training

 

General Forms Applicable to All Grants

Proration of Costs Spreadsheet.xlsx

FG&P Project Change Request

PCR Budget Revision.xlsx

Biweekly Timsheet Example

Monthly Timesheet Example

 

Resources

Procurement Process

Office for Victim of Crime

Nebraska Coalition for Victims of Crime (NCVC)

Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

Victim’s Guide to Nebraska’s Criminal Justice System (English)

Victim’s Guide to Nebraska’s Criminal Justice System (Spanish)

Victim’s Guide to Nebraska’s Criminal Justice System (Vietnamese)