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Information Technology Support for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program

Created under the Victims of Crime Act,* the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) authorized OVC's director to reimburse victims for expenses associated with terrorism incidents that occur outside the United States. To be eligible for reimbursement under ITVERP, an individual must have been a national of the United States or an officer or employee of the U.S. Government on the date the act of terrorism occurred (incidents must have occurred on or after December 21, 1988, and an investigation or prosecution must have been ongoing as of April 24, 1996). The individual must have suffered direct physical or emotional injury or death as a result of international terrorism.

OVC is working with the Office of Justice Programs' Office of the Chief Information Officer on information technology support for ITVERP such as software development, implementation, and database maintenance, including the electronic filing and processing of victim expense reimbursement claims.

*Title II, 42 U.S.C. 10603c, 1404C.

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