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Victim compensation

Message from the Director: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking To Enhance the Federal Crime Victim Compensation Program


I am pleased to announce that the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register (“Notice”) on Monday, February 5, 2024, to enhance the federal crime victim compensation program. It is now open for public comment. 

As you may know, the federal crime victim compensation program is authorized through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and the formula...

Serving Victims Everywhere

Learn about OVC efforts to ensure crime victims have access to the evidence-based services and support they need to begin their recovery during FYs 2021-2022.

State Formula Grants

Every year, OVC awards funds to each eligible state and territory victim assistance and compensation programs, a major funding source for crime victim services.

VOCA Compensation and Assistance Highlights

In FYs 2021-2022, VOCA state compensation and assistance programs supported thousands of victim service programs that provide critical support to victims throughout the Nation.

Formula Grants: VOCA Compensation and Assistance

Highlights of OVC efforts to administer formula grant programs that support crime victim compensation and assistance programs in all states, Washington D.C., and multiple U.S. territories during FYs 2021-2022.

Crime Victims Fund

The Crime Victims Fund supports services for victims of crime throughout the Nation. This page outlines updates related to the Fund during FYs 2021-2022.

Message From the Director

A message summarizing OVC work to uphold crime victims' rights and ensuring high-quality services are available to victims of crime during Fiscal Years 2021-2022.

2023 Report to the Nation

This report provides descriptions and vignettes of some of OVC’s key victim service programs during FYs 2021-2022—highlighting their successes, their challenges, and their efforts to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.