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Victim Compensation and Assistance Funding (2023)

Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Crime victim support services and programs have been funded by federal and state governments since the 1980s. In recent years, the revenue stream for these services has decreased significantly. This issue brief provides background on victim compensation and victim assistance funding and gives an update on recent changes to funding for these programs.  

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details