Application for Grant Funding by State Appropriation Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP)
The Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Tennessee (VORP) was sanctioned by the legislature in 1993. State funding is distributed by the Administrative Office of the Courts to VORP centers pursuant to T.C.A. §16-20-101 et seq. To receive funding, centers must provide their services to the judiciary and the community in a way that executes the goals of the legislation as a whole. Goals of the legislation include helping to meet the need for alternatives to the courts for resolution of felony, misdemeanor and juvenile delinquent disputes and encouraging community participation in the development, administration, and oversight of local programs designed to facilitate informal resolution of disputes.
The Administrative Office of the Courts has grant funds available for fiscal year 2013-2014 for VORP programs based on the statutory criteria listed in T.C.A. §16-20-101 et seq. The grants shall be for the time period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Awards are dependent upon the availability of funding.
Requests for funding must be provided to the AOC by April 23, 2013. Notification of grant awards will be sent on or about May 31, 2013.
Links to the request for proposals and a grant application form are available below.
The application and any questions should be addressed to:
Claudia M. Lewis
Administrative Office of the Courts
511 Union St., Suite 600
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 741-2687 ext. 1320; Fax: (615) 741-6285