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NCJ Number: 201129 Find in a Library
Title: Ley de Victimas del Crimen--Fondo para Victimas del Crimen (Victims of Crime Act Crime Victims Fund)
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: January 2002
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
OVC Resource Ctr
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Publication Number: FS 000281
Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Factsheet
Format: Document (Online)
Language: Spanish
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes the Crime Victims Fund, a major funding source for victim services.
Abstract: The Crime Victims Fund was established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, and millions of dollars have been deposited into the Fund from criminal fines, forfeited bail bonds, penalties, and special assessments, not from taxpayers. Money from the Fund is available to: (1) improve the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases; (2) improve services to victims of Federal crimes; (3) assist victims of terrorism or mass violence; (4) fund the International Terrorism Victim Compensation Program; (5) contribute to State compensation programs and assistance programs; and (6) assist in improving and expanding the delivery of services to victims of federal crimes. Crime victim compensation is a direct reimbursement to a crime victim for medical costs, funeral and burial costs, mental health counseling, and lost wages or loss of support. Victim assistance includes, but is not limited to, crisis intervention, emergency shelter and transportation, counseling, and criminal justice advocacy. The paper includes data on discretionary funds and how they are used. Figure
Main Term(s): Financial assistance to victims
Index Term(s): Crisis intervention; Dedicated funding; Funding sources; Victim compensation; Victim counseling; Victim medical assistance; Victim services; Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA)
Note: Online only document. For English version see NCJ-193697.
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