DCVC Auditing Section
The Office of the Attorney General, Department of Crime Victim Compensation (DCVC) has worked very diligently with other agencies across the state to bridge the gap in victim services and continue to strive to provide the best quality of services to those who have been victimized. As a result, we have legislation enabling DCVC to provide oversight of the Victim Assistance Fines, Fees and Assessment Fund. ACT 96 (Part IV) mandates DCVC to conduct an audit which shall include both a programmatic review and financial audit of any entity or non-profit organization receiving victim assistance funding.
Reminder: If you are the county or municipality’s finance staff responsible for the budget and accountability of the Victim Assistance Fines, Fees and Assessment Funds, please call DCVC at 803.734.1900 and ask for the DCVC Auditing staff, or you may email the Auditing staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to update your contact information.
State Victim Assistance Program Proviso
- AG: Victim Assistance Program – Proviso 59.15 Prior to Amended Proviso (PDF)
- AG: Victim Assistance Program – AMENDED Proviso 59.15 – Effective July 1, 2019 (PDF)
State Treasurer’s Proviso
Statistical Year-End Reports
Approved Guidelines for Expenditures of Monies Collected for Crime Victim Service in Municipalities and Counties
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Victim Assistance Fines, Fees and Assessment Fund
County and Municipal Finance Q&A Support
- Finance Support (PDF)
Uniform Supplemental Schedule
Non-Compliant Budget Submissions
Non-Compliant Budget Submission ACT 96 (Part IV)
ACT 96 (B) states, “Any local entity or nonprofit organization that receives funding from revenue generated from crime victim funds is required to submit their budget for the expenditure of these funds to the Office of the Attorney General, South Carolina Crime Victim Services Division within thirty days of the budget's approval by the governing body of the entity or nonprofit organization. Failure to comply with this provision shall cause the division to initiate a programmatic review and a financial audit of the entity's or nonprofit organization's expenditures of victim assistance funds. Additionally, the division will place the name of the noncompliant entity or nonprofit organization on its website, where it shall remain until such time as the noncompliant entity or nonprofit organization is in compliance with the terms of this proviso.”
The following entities have been identified as being in non-compliance per ACT 96. Therefore, the name of the agency has been placed on the DCVC website. Their name will remain on the website until such time in which they comply with the proviso.
Non-Compliant Entities: FY 19-20
- Town of Hampton
- Town of Latta
Pre-requested Audit Documents
Pre-requested Audit List (PDF)
Technical Support Documents
DCVC Technical Assistance at a Glance (PDF)
Sample: Victim Advocate Percentage Calculator (DOC)
Blank: Victim Advocate Percentage Calculator (DOC)
Sample: Budget (PDF)
Act 141 Victim Witness Staff Report (DOC)
Victim Advocate Time and Activity Report (DOC)
Act 141 Victim Assistance Expense Report (DOC)
Donation Fund Form (PDF)
Sample: Non-Profit Allowable Rent Form (PDF)
Please read the following instructions carefully before using any of the documents in this section.
It is not a requirement that the Counties/Municipalities use the SAMPLE CONTRACT provided on the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Crime Victim Compensation (DCVC) website. However, counties providing services need to ensure that monthly, quarterly, and yearly statistical reports are provided to each municipality that has entered a contract and are receiving services through the county.
- Contract Instructions (PDF)
- Sample Contract (DOC)
(It is recommended that all contracts are reviewed and signed annually)
- Crime Victim Advocate Statistical Report (XLS)
Auditing Quarterly E-blast
DCVC Audits/Programmatic Reviews and 90 Day Follow-ups
Listed below are the SOVA Audits issued to County Offices and entities receiving Fines, Fees & Assessment Funds (PDF) for their Victim Assistance Programs (as well as their follow-up response letters).
Town of Springfield
Town of Springfield Audit (FY16-17)