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NCJ Number: 184062 Find in a Library
Title: Compensation (From National Victim Assistance Academy, P 5.3.1 - 5.3.18, 2000, Anne Seymour, Morna Murray, eds. et al., -- See NCJ 184052)
Series: OVC Others
Author(s): Dan Eddy; Christine Edmunds
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 18
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses compensation programs to provide financial assistance for crime victims.
Abstract: All 50 States, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands have compensation programs that can pay crime victims’ medical and counseling expenses, lost wages and support, funeral bills, and a variety of other costs. Everyone who works in law enforcement and victim services has a professional responsibility to tell victims about compensation opportunities so they can gain access to a resource important to their recovery process. The chapter examines the importance of financial assistance to crime victims; basic eligibility requirements found in all States; primary compensation costs covered by all victim compensation programs; standard procedures for State compensation programs when evaluating applications and making decisions; the crucial role of every professional in victim services and law enforcement in assisting victims to learn about compensation opportunities as well as mandated responsibilities under the Victims of Crime Act to provide information and assistance in filing for compensation; funding and administration of compensation programs; and promising practices that are improving compensation programs. References
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Financial assistance to victims; Laws and Statutes; Restitution; State aid; Victim compensation; Victimology; Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA); Victims rights; Victims' compensation statistics
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