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Crime Victims Fund Allocation Process

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Crime Victims Fund Allocation Process

Congress establishes annual funding cap.

Funding transfers to the Office on Violence Against Women and the Office of Inspector General.

Five percent is set-aside for Tribal victim services.

Children’s Justice Act receives $10 million plus 50 percent of the previous year’s deposits over $324 million, with a maximum award of $20 million.

The Executive Office for United States Attorneys receives funding to support hundreds of victim-witness coordinators in USAO districts and the technical support of the Victim Notification System.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation receives funding to support hundreds of victim-witness specialists assigned to field offices throughout the Nation.

The Office of Justice Programs Management and Administration fee is committed.

OVC awards discretionary grants (5 percent of remaining balance).

OVC awards state compensation formula grants (may not exceed 47.5 percent of the remaining balance).

OVC awards state victim assistance formula grants (47.5 percent of the remaining balance plus any funds not needed to reimburse victim compensation programs at the statutorily established rate).