Grants Unit Sponsored Training
The Grants Unit provides training and updates via regional crime victim service provider meetings. These meetings are located in five geographic regions of the state and are conducted monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly. Training provided has included compensation benefits and claims processing, fiscal reporting requirements, VOCA guidelines, and updates on OVS regulations and guidelines. Additionally, program monitors provide technical assistance and training to victim assistance programs as part of on-site monitoring
In addition to the training the Grants Unit provides two investigators in the claim processing unit rotate presenting the monthly VAP compensation trainings in Albany, Buffalo or Brooklyn.