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What is the difference between compensation and restitution?
Restitution is a court action that requires perpetrators to make financial payments to their victims... Read More
Last updated:  08/27/2015

Do all victims have the right to present an impact statement?
The rules on victim impact statements and victims' rights can vary from state to state. Visit the Vi... Read More
Last updated:  08/27/2015

How many States have a bill of rights for victims?
A listing States with a bill of rights for crime victims is available on the National Center for Vic... Read More
Last updated:  08/27/2015

What rights and services are available to crime victims?
An extensive range of services and resources is available to help crime victims obtain justice and h... Read More
Last updated:  07/29/2010

Aside from compensation, how can I recover financial loss due to a violent crime?
Some victims of crime file a civil suit against their offender or a third party to try to recover fi... Read More
Last updated:  04/11/2013

Is it possible to receive a set of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Voices of Victims videos?
The Voices of Victims videos listed below are no longer available to order: Voices of Victims:... Read More
Last updated:  03/16/2012

Where can I conduct legal research relating to victims' rights?
If you’re interested in conducting legal research relating to crime victims, visit the VictimLaw and... Read More
Last updated:  08/27/2015

Where can I find information on the Federal victim notification system?
Federal victim notification information is available on the Department of Justice's Victim Notificat... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

Who is considered a mandatory reporter of child abuse, including child sexual abuse/exploitation?
Individuals typically designated as mandatory reporters of child abuse, including child sexual abuse... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More
Last updated:  04/10/2013

Is there information available on how to write a victim impact statement?
Guidelines on how to write a victim impact statement are available in the Office for Victims of Crim... Read More
Last updated:  08/28/2015

What is Vision 21?
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand th... Read More
Last updated:  06/25/2013

We want to develop an anti-human trafficking task force in our region. Where do we start?
Begin by reviewing the Human Trafficking Task Force e-Guide, an online guide that provides practical... Read More
Last updated:  07/09/2015
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