Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis of Victims’ Services Programs
HZA was contracted by the Rhode Island Public Safety Grant Administration Office from 2016 to 2017 to conduct a needs assessment and gap analysis for victim's services in the state. Another element of the project was to review the RFP process for making Victims of Crime Act Victims’ Assistance Formula Grants (VOCA) sub awards to ensure the requirements of the Victims of Crime Act and the Federal Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grant Guidance are being met. HZA identified the underserved populations and the gaps in services provided to the victims of crime. HZA assisted in the development of a strategic plan for meeting the future goals of victim’s services.