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NCJ Number: 64942 Find in a Library
Title: NEW YORK STATE - CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION BOARD ANNUAL REPORT, 1979
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: New York Crime Victims Compensation Board
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York Crime Victims Compensation Board
Albany, NY 12206
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: BUDGET ALLOCATIONS, AWARD DECISIONS, WORKLOAD STATISTICS, AND OTHER DATA ARE COMPILED IN THIS ANNUAL REPORT ON THE OPERATION OF NEW YORK'S CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION BOARD.
Abstract: THE BOARD WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1966 TO COMPENSATE INNOCENT VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIMES WHO ARE INJURED, DISABLED, OR KILLED AS A RESULT OF CRIMINAL ACTS. AWARDS ARE INTENDED TO REIMBURSE THE CLAIMANT FOR OUT-OF-POCKET UNREIMBURSED MEDICAL EXPENSES AND/OR EARNINGS, AND, IN THE EVENT OF DEATH, TO REIMBURSE THE CLAIMANT FOR OUT-OF-POCKET UNREIMBURSED FUNERAL EXPENSES AND/OR LOSS OF SUPPORT. AWARDS ARE LIMITED TO VICTIMS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS WHO SUFFER SERIOUS FINANCIAL HARDSHIP AS A RESULT OF INJURY. THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT IS $20,000 PER CLAIMANT FOR LOSS OF EARNINGS OR SUPPORT AND UNLIMITED AMOUNTS FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES. ADDITIONALLY, ANY AWARD MADE FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES IS LIMITED TO $1,500. IN 1978-1979, BOARD EXPENDITURES TOTALED OVER $6 MILLION, THE NUMBER OF DECISIONS INCREASED BY 1,554 OR 34 PERCENT OVER THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR, AND THE FAILURE TO SUPPLY INFORMATION OR COOPERATE WITH THE BOARD WAS THE MOST FREQUENT REASON FOR NO AWARD BEING GRANTED. COMMENTS ARE INCLUDED ON THE CLAIMS PROCESS, PROVISIONS FOR EMERGENCY AWARDS, BOARD REVIEW OF DECISIONS, AND REVIEW BY OTHER STATE OFFICIALS. THE NUMBER OF CLAIMS RECEIVED DURING 1978-1979 INCREASED 15 PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR DUE, IN PART, TO THE AVAILABILITY OF CLAIM FORMS AND INFORMATION BROCHURES FOR VICTIMS. MOST CLAIMS COME FROM THE NEW YORK CITY AREA, FOLLOWED BY BUFFALO. EXAMPLES OF CASES IN WHICH VICTIMS HAVE BEEN COMPENSATED ARE INCLUDED. ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON THE BOARD'S OUTREACH ACTIVITIES, NEW DIRECTIONS, AND LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS FOR 1979-1980. A LAW ENACTED IN 1977 AND RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF MONIES RECEIVED AS A RESULT OF A CRIME IS ALSO EXAMINED. CHARTS AND TABULAR DATA ARE INCLUDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Budgets; New York; Restitution centers; Victim compensation
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