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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 161869   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: Office for Victims of Crime: Report to Congress, July 1996
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Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 78
  Annotation: This report assesses the impact of the Crime Victims Fund created by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 and describes the accomplishments of the Office for Victims of Crime during fiscal years 1993 and 1994.
Abstract: The fund consists of fines, penalty assessments, and bail forfeitures collected from Federal criminal offenders. It received $230 million in 1996. It provides substantial funding for approximately 2,300 victim assistance programs serving more than 2 million crime victims each year. Among its most significant accomplishments are the provision of $479.8 million to serve crime victims, $196.8 million in victim assistance grants to the States, and $185.4 million in victim compensation grants to the States. It has also supported training and technical assistance programs related to domestic assault policies and procedures for police, community crisis responses, bias crimes, civil justice for crime victims, elder abuse, victim assistance for the clergy, grieving and bereaved children, and other topics. Funds also supported several innovative programs. Recommendations for legislative and other reforms, figures, tables, footnotes, and appended mission statement, goals, list of eligibility requirements, tables, and lists of grant recipients
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Federal aid ; Victim compensation ; Federal programs ; Office of Justice Programs (OJP) ; Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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United States of America

OVC Resource Ctr
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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