Crime Victim Compensation

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Crime victim compensation is a government program that reimburses victims of violent crimes. Victims can get compensated for assault, rape, and homicide and their families can be reimbursed for many of their out of pocket expenses (Karmen, 2016). Every state has a crime victim compensation program that allocates funds to survivors of violent crimes that is funded by fees collected from criminal offenders and a federal grant through the Victims of Crime Act, administered by the U.S. Department of Justice. In order to be eligible for compensation the victim must report the offense within a certain amount of time, cooperate in the investigation and prosecution, and file an application within a set time. The expenses covered by compensation vary
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