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What is the difference between compensation and restitution?
Restitution is court-ordered and compensation is provided by the Victim Compensation Program in each State. For additional information about compensation, look at the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) publication, Crime Victims Fund. For additional information, visit the Legal Resources: Restitution and Crime Victim Services: Victim Compensation sections of our Web site.

Last Updated: 4/27/2012


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