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Victims of Crime Act Crime Victims Fund
January 2002


Introduction "The Fund" is a major funding source for victim services. Fund dollars now may come from sources other than offenders convicted of federal crimes, as authorized by the USA Patriot Act of October 2001. Full Fact Sheet Arrow

How Are Fund Deposits Disbursed?
Money is allocated among various government agencies and to an Emergency Reserve to assist victims of terrorism.

Victim Compensation Direct reimbursements are made to or on behalf of a crime victims for crime-related expenses.

Victim Assistance Awards are made by states to organizations to provide services to victims of crime.

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

For More Information
OVC Resource Center: 301-519-5500
Toll-Free: 1-800-851-3420
TTY: 1-877-712-9279

Office of Justice Programs Seal The Office for Victims of Crime is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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This document was last updated on October 07, 2004