Mid-Cumberland WorkForce Services is pleased to announce the addition of a new program under our umbrella that specifically works with removing barriers from victims of crime. This opportunity is provided through the Victims of Crime Act or (VOCA). The federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) provides funding for state and community based organizations to offer free mental health counseling and a range of other specialized services for crime victims.
MCWFS provides VOCA services in a 6 county coverage area in the State of Tennessee, including: Putnam, Davidson, Wilson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Sumner Counties. Mid-Cumberland WorkForce Services’ Victim Advocate staff work tirelessly to develop a referral network for their caseloads of victims of crime, ages 17-24, to ensure they have an adequate support system to overcome their trauma.
Crime victims include, but are not limited to, victims of:
- Assault/Battery (including Sexual and Domestic)
- Bullying (Verbal, Cyber or Physical)
- Child Abuse (Neglect, Sexual, Mental or Physical)
- Hate Crime
- Teen Dating Victimization
- Stalking Harassment
The VOCA program is designed to provide additional support to Victims of Crime in order to assist them in overcoming their trauma in order to gain a more stable and independent life. For more information about this program, or if you would like to see if you are eligible, please visit our "Contact" tab, or Request Services below.