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Office for Victims of Crime: Report to Congress, July 1996

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July 1996
78 pages
This report assesses the impact of the Crime Victims Fund created by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 and describes the accomplishments of the Office for Victims of Crime during fiscal years 1993 and 1994.
The fund consists of fines, penalty assessments, and bail forfeitures collected from Federal criminal offenders. It received $230 million in 1996. It provides substantial funding for approximately 2,300 victim assistance programs serving more than 2 million crime victims each year. Among its most significant accomplishments are the provision of $479.8 million to serve crime victims, $196.8 million in victim assistance grants to the States, and $185.4 million in victim compensation grants to the States. It has also supported training and technical assistance programs related to domestic assault policies and procedures for police, community crisis responses, bias crimes, civil justice for crime victims, elder abuse, victim assistance for the clergy, grieving and bereaved children, and other topics. Funds also supported several innovative programs. Recommendations for legislative and other reforms, figures, tables, footnotes, and appended mission statement, goals, list of eligibility requirements, tables, and lists of grant recipients

Date Published: July 1, 1996