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NCJ Number: 149907 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Victim Compensation Program: Financial Assistance for Victims of Violent Crime
Corporate Author: Iowa Dept of Justice
Crime Victim Assistance Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: Iowa Dept of Justice
Des Moines, IA 50319
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Iowa Dept of Justice
Crime Victim Assistance Division
Old Historical Building
Des Moines, IA 50319
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This pamphlet describes the Iowa Department of Justice- administered Crime Victim Compensation Program.
Abstract: Types of crime-related expenses which are compensable under the law include medical costs, lost wages, counseling for victims and homicide survivors, loss of support for dependents of disabled or deceased victims, clothing and bedding replacement, clean-up of a residential homicide site, and funeral and burial expenses. All funding for the program comes from criminal fines and penalties, offender restitution, monies recovered through civil suits against the offender or responsible third parties, and funds furnished through the Federal Victims of Crime Act. This document describes eligibility requirements, claim denials, compensation benefits, benefit reductions, and the application and appeals processes related to victim compensation, as well as the State's sexual assault examination program. The booklet also contains answers to commonly asked answers and the text of State laws establishing the compensation program.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Iowa; Victim compensation
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