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  NCJ Number: NCJ 213806     Find in a Library
  Title: Voices of Victims: Financial Considerations
  Document URL: HTML 
  Corporate Author: IMO Productions, Inc.
United States of America
  Date Published: 2006
  Page Count: 0
  Annotation: This video presents roundtable discussions with victims of crime regarding the financial impact of crime and their opinions on how to improve victim compensation programming.
  Abstract: The victims of crime who participated in the roundtables identified 10 key ways to better help crime victims: (1) provide low interest Federal loans to victims; (2) provide unpaid leave for victims of violent crime; (3) provide funds to attend criminal justice system proceedings; (4) time victim compensation to coincide with criminal justice system processes; (5) provide indigent victims of violence with extra assistance; (6) the illegal acts of the defendant should not affect the victim’s eligibility for compensation; (7) liberalize rules to assist with life insurance policies and the timing of therapy payments; (8) assist crime victims with personal items associated with the crime; (9) grant sufficient restitution and provide college funding for children of murdered parents; and (10) provide tax relief for victims in the crime year. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has responded by offering training and technical assistance for State crime victim compensation programs and by implementing two programs: the OVC State crime victim/survivor scholarship program and the OVC professional development scholarship program. The roundtable discussions were held in 9 States and had over 300 participants who came together to discuss problems with the criminal justice system and needed remedies from the perspective of crime victims. The majority of the video presents round table participants discussing their experiences with victim compensation following the violent victimization of their loved ones.
  Main Term(s): Victim compensation
  Index Term(s): Victim services ; Personal crime victims ; Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
  Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: GS-23F-0234M
  Publication Number: 0
  Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Issue Overview
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Color video 18 minutes
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