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Tell Congress to Support Funding For Crime Victims
By MADD | June 14, 2013| 4 Comments | Filed in: Victim Services

Ask your lawmakers to co-sponsor H.R. 2238 and help victims of drunk driving get the support they deserve.

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MADD relies on Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds to help serve drunk driving victims; last year, MADD served over 63,000 drunk and drugged driving victims at no charge—one person every eight minutes.

But in recent years we’ve seen the amount of funds available for crime victims diminish.  State victim assistance grants are 30 percent less in real dollars than the grants in the year 2000, and according to Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), 630,000 fewer crime victims received VOCA-funded assistance in 2012 than in 2007. 

Reps. Jim Costa and Ted Poe, co-chairs of the Congressional Crime Victims Caucus, just introduced H.R. 2238, which would exempt the Crime Victims Fund from sequestration, helping to preserve the amount of money available to fund victim services.

We need you to contact your members of congress now and ask them co-sponsor this important bill. 

VOCA funding is critical to help us achieve our mission of serving victims of drunk driving, and we’re counting your support.

Take action now.


   

Comments

Submitted by crime victims at 11:10 PM on July 24, 2013
thank you so much for this nice post. crime victims
Submitted by Fox at 11:48 PM on June 18, 2013
Yet MADD remains silent while the proposed immigration bill promises to unleash untold carnage on US highways by allowing citizenship to illegals who have been arrested up to three times for DUI. Pathetic.
Submitted by Gail Burkall at 09:43 PM on June 18, 2013
Shame on you MADD! Why would you not support a safer America and keep repeat offenders off our roads. No more money to you!!
Submitted by Ron Bellanti at 12:35 PM on June 17, 2013
Thank you so much for all the good work you do! Your organization is so crucial to moving forward in the fight against drunk driving. I run a small campaign in the hopes of doing the same. It's called Stop Drunk Driving Now. We use musical collaboration with artists like Becca Levy to spread the message about drunk driving. We could really use your support! Check out my blog at http://ronbellanti-stopdrunkdrivingnow.blogspot.com/.

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