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What is the Crime Victims Fund?

This 2-minute video describes the Crime Victims Fund, a major funding source for victim services throughout the Nation that is made up of fines, special assessments, and forfeited bail paid by people who are convicted of federal crimes in U.S. courts around the country. The video offers information about the various grant programs funded using VOCA dollars and OVC's collaboration with state administrators of victim compensation and assistance programs.

Through funding to state victim assistance programs, OVC supports thousands of victim assistance programs throughout the Nation each year. State victim compensation programs assist victims with expenses that they would otherwise pay out of their own pocket.

Visit our Crime Victims Fund page for more information about the Fund.

Date Published: March 30, 2016