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Crime victim assistance is an essential public service and, as such,
merits the states' commitment to adequate funding. As states strive
to create funding sources for victim assistance, they have a wide range
of legislative options, including adoption of offender-based penalties,
charging nonoffenders' fees for governmental services that are
logically connected to crime victim needs, and implementing private and
innovative fundraising efforts. With the state's encouragement and
facilitation, these can all work to provide the critical financial support
for services to help victims in the aftermath of crime.
|State Legislative Approaches to Funding for Victims' Services,
Legal Series Bulletin #9
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