PHLP Launches VOCA Program

This fall, PHLP launched its VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) program, thanks to a grant received from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The VOCA initiative will focus on assisting victims of crime navigate the complex Medicaid system to secure health care and long-term services and supports (which includes home aide services, assistive technology, medical equipment, home adaptations, and job coaching). PHLP’s VOCA program is especially focused on helping victims who acquired life-long disabilities as a result of their criminal encounter (e.g., victims of shootings or drunk driving).  PHLP will accept individual referrals from victim service organizations and social services agencies throughout the commonwealth and educate individuals and organizations about how Medicaid can secure healthcare for victims and survivors of crimes.

For more information or for a presentation on the VOCA program, please contact Asha Ramachandran, Esq., VOCA Program Manager, at


Victims/Survivors of crimes may call PHLP’s Helpline at 1-800-274-3258 or email us at to complete an intake.