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NCJ Number: 63250 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION
Author(s): D M CARROW
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 235
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-013-78
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: BASED ON THE EXPERIENCES OF OPERATING PROGRAMS, THE OPINIONS OF EXPERTS, AND AVAILABLE RESEARCH, THIS REPORT EXAMINES THE CURRENT STATUS OF VICTIM COMPENSATION IN THE UNITED STATES.
Abstract: AS ONE OF THE PROGRAM MODELS SERIES, THE REPORT FOCUSES ON VARIATIONS IN POLICIES, STRUCTURES, AND PROCEDURES AMONG VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAMS AND EXPLORES ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICULAR APPROACHES. THE PROCESS OF TRANSLATING THEORY INTO AN OPERATING PROGRAM IS ALSO EXAMINED, AND OBSERVATIONS ARE MADE ON SOME OF THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF THIS IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS. SPECIFICALLY COVERED ARE COMPENSABLE LOSSES AND CRIMES, CRITERIA DEFINING BENEFICIARIES, PROMOTING VICTIM COOPERATION WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, EMERGENCY AWARDS AND ATTORNEY FEES, LIMITS ON COMPENSATION, PROGRAM AFFILIATION AND STAFFING, CLAIMS PROCEDURES AND METHODS FOR PAYMENT, COSTS AND FUNDING, AND EVALUATING PROGRAMS' IMPACT. THE REPORT IS INTENDED TO ASSIST STATES WITH EXISTING VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAMS AND STATES WHICH MAY BE CONSIDERING IMPLEMENTATION. THUS, IT INCLUDES INFORMATION OF INTEREST TO PROGRAM DESIGNERS, PROGRAM OPERATORS, VICTIM SERVICE GROUPS, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. THE EXPERIENCES WITH COMPENSATION PROGRAMS IN MARYLAND, NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, AND DELAWARE ARE HIGHLIGHTED THROUGHOUT THE REPORT AND SUPPLEMENTED BY INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM OTHER VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAMS. FOOTNOTES, TABULAR DATA, AND CHARTS ARE INCLUDED. APPENDIXES CONTAIN THE UNIFORM CRIME VICTIMS REPARATIONS ACT, A SAMPLE POLICE OUTREACH LETTER, AND SAMPLE COMPENSATION APPLICATION FORMS FROM WASHINGTON, MARYLAND, NEW YORK, KENTUCKY, MINNESOTA, AND NORTH DAKOTA.
Index Term(s): Delaware; Laws and Statutes; Maryland; Models; New York; Program evaluation; Program implementation; Victim compensation; Washington
Note: PROGRAM MODEL
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