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OVC Fact Sheet
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Crime Victims Fund
April 2010
Also available in Spanish


The Fund had been a major funding source for victim services since its establishment in 1984. Full Fact Sheet

Primary Sources of Revenue
Federal revenues deposited into the Crime Victims Fund come from many sources, including criminal fines, forfeitures, special assessments, and gifts or donations.

Fund Support for Victim Services
This section discusses the main VOCA-funded streams that support programs and services for victims.

Victim Compensation
Direct reimbursements are made to or on behalf of crime victims for crime-related expenses, such as medical costs, funeral and burial costs, mental health counseling, and lost wages or loss of support.

Victim Assistance
Awards are made by states to organizations that provide services such as crisis intervention, emergency shelter and transportation, counseling, and criminal justice advocacy to victims of crime.

Discretionary Funds
Awards are used to fund training and technical assistance and demonstration initiatives.


For More Information

OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center:

TTY: 1–866–682–8880

OVC Resource Center:

Toll Free: 1–800–851–3420
TTY: 301–947–8374

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The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the Nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has seven components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; the Community Capacity Development Office; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.

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