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Crime Victim Compensation Program Initiative Fact Sheet

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This overview of the U.S. Justice Department’s Crime Victim Compensation Program Initiative (CVCPI) for assisting States in starting or improving a State crime victim compensation program addresses the features of a crime victim compensation program, what three States have done with their CVCPI funding, and where to obtain more information on their crime victim compensation programs.
The Crime Victim Compensation Program Initiative was instituted to further the Department of Justice's mission to provide crime victims with the services they need to recover from their victimization. In Fiscal Year 2013, OVC awarded funds to the Iowa, California, and Vermont state crime victim compensation programs to help them develop or enhance innovative strategies to increase their program's efficiency, responsiveness, and accessibility for crime victims. This fact sheet highlights the work that these three programs implemented which other state programs can use as a model for replication.
Date Created: July 19, 2016