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Title: Office for Victims of Crime: Report to Congress, April 1990
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 114
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
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OVC Resource Ctr
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United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In fulfilling the requirements of Section 1407(g) of the Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) as amended, this report to the President and to the Congress profiles the operations of the Office of Victims of Crime under VOCA.
Abstract: The report opens with a summary of the VOCA of 1984 followed by a presentation of the achievements of the Crime Victims Fund, the centerpiece of the VOCA. The bulk of the fund is for grants to States for crime victim compensation and victim services. The fund is supplied with money collected from Federal felons and misdemeanants. A review of crime victim compensation addresses how the VOCA crime victim compensation grant program operates as well as emerging issues that are confronting victim compensation programs. An overview of crime victim assistance covers program implementation and administration, funding, priority and underserved, and services to crime victims. Components of the Federal Crime Victims Program are described along with the achievements of training and technical assistance and national-scope grants. The latter encompass services for victims of sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, and domestic violence as well as survivors of homicide victims. Achievements are also described for the Children's Justice Act Discretionary Grant Program for Native Americans and National Crime Victims Rights Week. Appended performance reports and data, allocation data, grant awards, and survey questionnaire and results
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Federal programs; Grants or contracts; Office for Victims of Crime (OVC); Victim compensation; Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA)
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