Jeff Blystone is a VOCA Program Manager at the OVC VOCA center for VOCA Administrators (VOCA Center). Jeff coordinates and delivers virtual and onsite peer-to-peer training and technical assistance to states and territories to create a strong support system, broaden victim services to historically underserved populations and advance promising policies and practices in federal grants administration. He serves as an integral member of the NCJA team and also collaborates with external partners including the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Board (NACVCB), the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA), and other national partners and TTA providers to address pressing victim compensation program needs and provide meaningful support to all SAAs.
Jeff has more than 10 years of experience in victim services. Jeff recently retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania where he served as the Deputy Director for the Office of Victim Services at the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. His previous positions with the Commonwealth include 12 ½ years with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and seven years with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management.