2017 VOCA
National Training Conference

National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators voca2017 National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards

Conference officially begins: Tuesday morning, August 15 - Thursday noon, August 17, 2017
(Travel days: Monday, August 14 and Thursday afternoon, August 17)
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St NW

Washington, DC 20005

Who Should Attend?
State VOCA victim assistance and crime victim compensation managers, staff and Board members who would like up-to-date information to improve the effectiveness and results of their programs. The conference will focus primarily on the knowledge, experience and strategies helpful to improve program performance and grant management in order to better serve victims of crime.

This conference is NOT open to VOCA subgrantees, other direct service providers, trainers, educators or others not directly responsible for or employed by the state agency designated to administer VOCA victim assistance formula grants or state crime victim compensation programs.

Conference attendees need to:

1. Click here to register for the Conference


2. Make hotel room reservations
(see information below)

Conference Registration Information
This year's conference is being held with the support of the Office for Victims of Crime. There is no registration fee for eligible participants to attend the conference.

The conference will formally begin Tuesday morning, August 15, 2017 and end at approximately 12 noon, Thursday, August 17, 2017. Participants should plan to arrive on Monday, August 14 and leave Thursday afternoon, August 17; some rooms are available for Thursday night for those unable to depart Thursday afternoon.  A pre-conference session is planned for 3:00 pm on Monday, August 21.

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

The cutoff date for making hotel room reservations at the conference rate is Friday, July 21, 2017.

The hotel room rate for the conference is at the government rate of $172.00/night for single or double occupancy plus 14.5% ($24.94) local tax. The rate for triple occupancy is $192/night and for quadruple occupancy is $212/night, plus local tax.

Reservations at the government rate cannot be guaranteed once the reservation block is full, even if before the cut-off date. The hotel will honor the government room rate for three days prior to and after the conference depending on room availability.

A deposit equal to one night’s stay for each of the confirmed rooms will be due from individuals attending the conference. All deposits for individual room reservations are fully refundable if a room is canceled three days or more prior to arrival date.

To make hotel room reservations
Click here for VOCA Conference hotel reservation website

or call Washington Marriott at Metro Center: (800) 393-2510 or (202) 737-2200 (Group Name: VOCA National Training Conference). Contact Conference Coordinator Gillian Nevers, gillian@navaa.org if you have any difficulties making room reservations.

  • Travel Scholarships. A very limited number of travel scholarships are available for Conference attendees. Click here for additional information, including a travel scholarship request form.
  • Conference Flyer, including sample agenda and mail/fax in registration form.

This project is supported by award no. 2015-VF-GX-K009 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The points of view expressed do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.