The VOCA Fix Act
It is not an exaggeration to say that the future of our CACs in South Carolina, and of our ability to help child victims and survivors in the way we are currently doing is in jeopardy. Please take the time to reach out to Congress today, before it is too late. Please copy and paste the email below to send to your Representatives.
Here is the contact information for South Carolina's Legislators:
Senator Graham's Office
Washington Main: (202) 224-5972
Pee Dee Office Main: (843) 669-1505
Senator Tim Scott's Office
Washington Phone: (202) 224-6121
Phone: (803) 771-6112
Find your Representatives: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representativeaive is https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
Dear [Insert Staffer Name]
My name is [Your name] and I am a constituent writing from [your location] and I urge you to support the bipartisan, bicameral VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act ("the VOCA Fix Act").
The professionals at our Children's Advocacy Center (CAC), are first responders in addressing child abuse by bringing together a coordinated team of experts in medicine, law enforcement, victim advocacy, mental health, and other disciplines to both hold offenders accountable and help children and families heal in a comprehensive, seamless way so no future is out of reach. In past years, VOCA has been cut and will affect child abuse services if it continues to be cut.
The VOCA Fix Act solves this crisis by redirecting monetary penalties from deferred and non-prosecution agreements to the VOCA fund and increasing the federal government’s contribution to state victim compensation funds.
Please support or co-sponsor the VOCA Fix Act.