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  • What is the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Grant Program for Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes?
    The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) administers the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Grant P... Read More
    Last Updated: June 11, 2009

  • I am a victim of identity theft. What can I do?
    Please visit the Crime Victimization: Fraud and Identity Theft section of the Office for Victims of ... Read More
    Last Updated: January 17, 2014

  • 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: November 25, 2011

  • How much money is appropriated to each state for victim compensation?
    The amount of money appropriated to each state for victim compensation is available in the Office fo... Read More
    Last Updated: January 16, 2014

  • I am a U.S. citizen, living in another country, and I have been a victim of terrorism. How may I obtain assistance?
    Victims of international terrorism may receive reimbursement from the International Terrorism Victim... Read More
    Last Updated: June 21, 2013

  • What is the mission of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)?
    The mission of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is to enhance the Nation's capacity to assist c... Read More
    Last Updated: April 27, 2012

  • What is the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)?
    Established in 1988 through an amendment to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984, Office for Vict... Read More
    Last Updated: November 25, 2011

  • What types of victimization qualify for compensation?
    The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) specifically requires compensation to crime victims and survivors of... Read More
    Last Updated: September 13, 2012

  • What types of expenses are crime victims compensated for?
    According to the Victim Compensation Program Guidelines, at a minimum, the Victims of Crime Act (VO... Read More
    Last Updated: September 13, 2012

  • Can a crime victim apply directly to the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) for funding?
    Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) funds support State victim compensation programs, which help reimb... Read More
    Last Updated: October 15, 2010

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