Directory of International Crime Victim Compensation Programs
The Directory of International Crime Victim Compensation Programs: 2004–2005 identifies countries with crime victim compensation programs that offer financial assistance to citizens and international visitors victimized by crime occurring within their borders. Crime victim compensation programs provide urgently needed financial assistance to help victims pay some of the out-of-pocket costs resulting from a crime, such as medical treatment, mental health counseling, lost wages, loss of support, and funeral and burial expenses. The directory lists contact information for victim compensation programs in 35 countries and Taiwan. OVC worked with the U.S. Department of State to survey U.S. embassies and consulates around the world to identify new compensation programs and determine what modifications had been made to existing programs. See the 2005 Directory.