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  • Is there a constitutional amendment for victims' rights?
    At this time, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution concerning victims' rights has not been passed. ... Read More
    Last Updated: September 13, 2012

  • How can I find volunteer opportunities that involve working with victims of crime?
    To identify volunteer opportunities that involve working with victims of crime, please visit the Vol... Read More
    Last Updated: June 21, 2013

  • What types of victimization qualify for compensation?
    The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) specifically requires compensation to crime victims and survivors of... Read More
    Last Updated: August 27, 2015

  • How many crime victims know the person who committed the crime against them?
    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report, Criminal Victimization in the United States, Statisti... Read More
    Last Updated: June 21, 2013

  • What types of expenses are crime victims compensated for?
    According to the Victim Compensation Program Guidelines, at a minimum, the Victims of Crime Act (VO... Read More
    Last Updated: February 6, 2018

  • How do I obtain my Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access the Department of Justice's Victim Notification System (VNS)?
    If you have not received your Victim Identification Number (VIN) and/or Personal Identification Numb... Read More
    Last Updated: August 21, 2015

  • Can a crime victim apply directly to the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) for funding?
    Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) funds support State victim compensation programs, which help reimb... Read More
    Last Updated: October 15, 2010

  • What is a victim impact statement?
    Information about Victim Impact Statements is available in the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) pub... Read More
    Last Updated: February 8, 2011

  • I have a question about my Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claim.
    Questions about Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims should be directed to the U.S. Dep... Read More
    Last Updated: March 30, 2011

  • Can you tell me where I can find international victimization data?
    International victimization data are available from the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justi... Read More
    Last Updated: August 26, 2015

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