Grant Funding Approved for VICCTM Program


During the November Board Meeting, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $282,416 grant that will fund the Victim Intervention for Clinical and Community Treatment of Multiple-victimized persons (VICCTM) Program.


Specifically, these dollars will provide Victim of Crime Assistance (VOCA) with funding to hire three full-time mental health specialists to administer direct clinical services to crime victims who have experienced multi-victimizations. These mental health specialists will conduct clinical assessments, develop service plans, provide clinical case management, provide information and referrals, and access allied professionals internally and externally to ensure seamless client service.


Grant dollars will also assist victims with transportation and emergency housing needs, and address the crisis intervention needs of victims with an acute need for immediate service.