VOCA Increase Allows VWSSP to Expand Services to Victims
Pennsylvania received an unprecedented increase in its Victim of Crime Act funding this year. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has increased funding to victim service programs statewide. After years of
cuts or level funding, we could not be happier to be able to do more to serve the
South Philadelphia community.
We have had a lot of staffing changes and want to reintroduce ourselves to everyone! This June we said goodbye to
Josh Vallejo as he moved to Hawaii. We appreciate
his work and know he's enjoying his new life!
V/WSSP was able to make his part time advocate position full time with the increased VOCA funds and
Fernando Sterling started in August.
just started working with us this week, as well as our existing staff:
Yoan Calvo Machado, Tram Nguyen, Dajah Park, Alison Sprague & Phu Tien. The new VOCA funds will allow us to hire a Youth Advocate in July 2017 as well.