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Title: Victims of Crime Act of 1984 as Amended: A Report to the President and the Congress
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 107
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes how the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) under the original act of 1984 and the 1988, 1990, and 1992 amendments, has been implemented, and evaluates its impact.
Abstract: VOCA has fulfilled the original intent of Congress to encourage States to improve their assistance to crime victims, to expand existing direct service programs by providing funding support, to promote comprehensive services to crime victims across the U.S., to increase the number of programs and availability of services, to improve the quality of services provided to victims of violent crime, and to encourage victim cooperation with law enforcement and participation in the criminal justice process. Programs operated under the VOCA that are described here include the Crime Victims Fund, crime victim compensation, crime victim assistance, the Federal Crime Victims Program, the Children's Justice Act Discretionary Grant Program for Native Americans, and training and technical assistance grants. 5 tables, 19 figures, and 6 appendixes
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Legislative impact; Office for Victims of Crime (OVC); Victim services; Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA); Victims rights
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