The National Evaluation of State Victims of Crime Act Assistance and Compensation Programs: Trends and Strategies for the Future (Full Report)

Research Report

The National Evaluation of State Victims of Crime Act Assistance and Compensation Programs: Trends and Strategies for the Future (Full Report)

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of victim compensation and VOCA assistance programs at helping to deliver a seamless web of support to assist victims in their struggle to recover from the financial, emotional, physical, and psychological effects of criminal victimization. We approached this task through telephone surveys, site visit interviews, and focus groups with state administrators; members of oversight bodies; victim advocacy groups; VOCA-funded local service providers; victims who claimed compensation; and victims who accessed VOCA-funded direct service programs.

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