“It’s never too late for the state of Rhode Island to step up,” said Sojourner House Executive Director, Vanessa Volz, in conversation with the Rhode Island Current. “This (massive funding cuts to the Victims of Crime Act) will have a devastating effect on organizations that provide service to victims — everything from emergency shelter to crisis support and basic needs.”

Sojourner House is joining more than 20 other RI victim service providers in asking state lawmakers to protect victim services after disastrous federal cuts to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). Victims of violence need more support, not less, and we need the state to secure $2M in emergency relief funding to prevent cuts to life-saving care.
To read more about our advocacy efforts, and the necessity of this funding, click the link below.