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Which states have targeted solicitations to use federal Victims of Crime Act funds for gun violence intervention or victim services funding?

7 states have adopted this policy

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Alabama has not adopted this policy

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Alaska has not adopted this policy

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Arizona has not adopted this policy

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Arkansas has not adopted this policy

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California has adopted this policy

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Colorado has not adopted this policy

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Connecticut has adopted this policy

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Delaware has not adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Florida has not adopted this policy

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Georgia has not adopted this policy

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Hawaii has not adopted this policy

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Idaho has not adopted this policy

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Illinois has adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Indiana has not adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Iowa has adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Kansas has not adopted this policy

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Kentucky has not adopted this policy

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Louisiana has not adopted this policy

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Maine has not adopted this policy

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Maryland has not adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Massachusetts has not adopted this policy

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Michigan has not adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Minnesota has not adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Mississippi has not adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Missouri has not adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Montana has not adopted this policy

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Nebraska has not adopted this policy

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Nevada has not adopted this policy

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New Hampshire has not adopted this policy

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New Jersey has adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

New Mexico has not adopted this policy

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New York has not adopted this policy

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North Carolina has not adopted this policy

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North Dakota has not adopted this policy

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Ohio has adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Oklahoma has not adopted this policy

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Oregon has not adopted this policy

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Pennsylvania has not adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Rhode Island has not adopted this policy

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South Carolina has not adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

South Dakota has not adopted this policy

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Tennessee has not adopted this policy

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Texas has not adopted this policy

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Utah has not adopted this policy

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Vermont has not adopted this policy

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Virginia has adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Washington has not adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

West Virginia has not adopted this policy

Funding for Services for Victims of Gun Violence

Wisconsin has not adopted this policy

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Wyoming has not adopted this policy

What It Does

While an annual average of $2.3 billion in federal funds has been available through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to support services for victims and survivors of gun violence at the state level since 2015, states have routinely underutilized VOCA funds for these purposes. State-initiated requests for proposals designating a portion of available VOCA victim assistance funds to specific services for victims of gun violence — e.g., hospital-based violence intervention programs and trauma recovery centers — are a way for states to ensure continued funding for vital services by organizations with a history of providing effective service.

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