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NCJ Number: 149707 Find in a Library
Title: California State Board of Control Biennial Report 1990- 92
Corporate Author: California State Board of Control
United States of America
Editor(s): M Evans
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: California State Board of Control
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Sacramento, CA 95814
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Victims of Crime (VOC) Program was established by the California State Board of Control to reimburse victims for certain expenses, such as funeral and burial expenses, medical and dental services, mental health counseling, and income or support loss.
Abstract: The number of VOC claims increased from 28,374 in fiscal year 1989-1990 to 46,555 in fiscal year 1991-1992. Because of this significant increase in claims, the California State Board of Control developed a system for preauthorizing payments on certain claims for mental health counseling. Monthly income and support payments were instituted to give victims a more regular and dependable income source during their recovery. The VOC program's automated computer system was expanded, a customer service unit was created, and an express team of claims specialists was established. Cost containment measures were implemented, as well as several legislative changes. The maximum emergency award was increased from $1,000 to $2,000, closed hearings for claims involving minor victims of sexual assault were instituted, more stringent time limits were imposed for the payment of certain mental health claims, and notification requirements were issued for cases where claims could not be paid within 180 days of filing. An overview of the California State Board of Control's mission and responsibilities is presented. Program responsibilities are detailed as they relate to government claims, victims of crime, and board administration. Additional data on the VOC program are appended. 19 exhibits
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): California; Victim compensation; Victim counseling; Victim medical assistance; Victim program evaluation; Victim program implementation; Victim services
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