The national evaluation of state Victims of Crime Act assistance and compensation programs: trends and strategies for the future

 
Author(s)Newmark, Lisa C., Bonderman Judy, Smith, Barbara and Liner, E. Blaine
Title The national evaluation of state Victims of Crime Act assistance and compensation programs: trends and strategies for the future
Source Full report, Urban Institute, April 2003
Date 2003
Document type Research report
Coverage USA
Summary The National Institute of Justice, with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, commissioned a national evaluation of victims' compensation and assistance programs funded through VOCA. The goals of this evaluation were to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of state programs to deliver the appropriate support to victims of crime. The state compensation programs are analysed in this report and a number of recommendations are made for future developments, including service expansion and technical enhancements to program management. The review also analysed VOCA victim assistance programs, which differ across states, but some general patterns were identified. Recommendations for future developments in this area include making funds available and supporting service providers' administrative activities.
Keywords VOCA funds; compensation; assistance; support; advocacy; service providers; streamlining
Topic

Compensation; service delivery

 

 

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