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NCJ Number: 230191 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Victims Fund
Series: OVC Fact Sheets
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office for Victims of Crime
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OVC Resource Ctr
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Publication Number: FS 000319
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fact sheet explains the 2010 fiscal report for the Crime Victims Fund.
Abstract: The Crime Victims Fund, established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA), is a funding source for victim services throughout the Nation. Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 was a record breaking year for deposits, with $1,745,677,602 going into the Fund. The Fund supports a broad array of programs and services that focus on helping victims in the immediate aftermath of crime and continuing to support them as they rebuild their lives. Fund dollars have always come from offenders convicted of Federal crimes, not from taxpayers, financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars. As of August 2010, the Fund balance had reached over $4 billion and includes deposits from Federal criminal fines, forfeited bail bonds, penalties, and special assessments collected by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, Federal U.S. courts, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Federal revenues deposited into the Fund also come from gifts, donations, and bequests by private parties, as provided by an amendment to VOCA through the USA PATRIOT Act in 2001 that went into effect in 2002. Primary sources of revenue, fund support for victim services, victim compensation, victim assistance, and discretionary funds are discussed in detail. 2 figures
Main Term(s): Federal programs; Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Federal aid; Victim assistance directories; Victim compensation; Victim medical assistance; Victims' compensation statistics
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