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State Crime Victim Compensation and Assistance Grant Programs
April 2004


Funding History
OVC distributes money from the Crime Victims Fund, established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), to states to support victim compensation and assistance programs.

Victim Compensation
Compensation programs reimburse victims for crime-related expenses such as medical costs, mental health counseling, funeral and burial costs, and lost wages or support.

Victim Assistance
Approximately 5,600 grants support community-based organizations that serve crime victims.

State Compensation and Assistance Programs in the United States and U.S. Territories
See phone numbers and Web sites of state administrators.

For More Information

OVC Resource Center: 301-519-5500
Toll-Free: 1-800-851-3420
TTY: 301-947-8374

OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center: 1-866-OVC-TTAC
TTY: 1-866-682-8880
Related OVC Links

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