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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... Read More
Last updated:  04/27/2012

How much restitution is recovered?
The total amount of restitution collected is not available on the national level. For state-specific... Read More
Last updated:  07/28/2010

Do all victims have the right to present an impact statement?
Victims' rights are determined by each state's bill of rights. A listing of each state's bill of rig... Read More
Last updated:  07/29/2010

How many States have a bill of rights for victims?
A listing of each States' bill of rights is available on the National Center for Victims of Crime (N... Read More
Last updated:  07/29/2010

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

What is a victim impact panel?
According to the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) resource, Victim Impact: Listen and Learn, Victim... Read More
Last updated:  05/31/2013

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 victim's rights?
Legal research relating to victims' rights can be found on the VictimLaw and the National Crime Vict... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

Where can I find information on the Federal victim notification system?
Federal victim notification information is available on the Department of Justice's Victim Notifica... Read More
Last updated:  09/22/2010

Who is considered a mandatory reporter of child abuse, including child sexual abuse/exploitation?
Individuals typically designated as mandatory reporters have frequent contact with children and may ... Read More
Last updated:  05/25/2012

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 in the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) report... Read More
Last updated:  05/31/2013

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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