The Fund has been a major funding source for victim services since its establishment in 1984. Full Fact Sheet
Primary Sources of Revenue
Federal revenues deposited into the Crime Victims Fund come from criminal fines, forfeitures, special assessments, and gifts or donations.
Fund Support for Victim Services
This section discusses the main VOCA-funded streams that support programs and services for victims.
Direct reimbursements are made to or on behalf of crime victims for crime-related expenses, such as medical costs, funeral and burial costs, mental health counseling, and lost wages or loss of support.
Awards are made by states to organizations that provide services such as crisis intervention, emergency shelter and transportation, counseling, and criminal justice advocacy to victims of crime.
Awards are used to fund training and technical assistance and demonstration initiatives.
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