Nevada's Crime Victim Compensation program
may be able to offer financial assistance to any Tennessee citizens who were there, including medical bills, funeral expenses, mental health treatment or lost wages.
3 (1983); Deborah Carrow, Crime Victim Compensation Program Model, 37-38 (1980).
But the Act does not permit "more that 5%" of a VOCA grant to be used "for the administration of the State crime victim compensation program.
52) Currently, crime victim compensation programs exist in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.
In contrast to Victim Assistance Programs, Crime Victim Compensation programs directly reimburse victims for expenses associated with violent crime.
As Professor Julie Goldscheid noted, crime victim compensation programs have always included restrictions "designed to limit eligibility.
State crime victim compensation programs
, which are in place in all states, provide a source of restitution or reimbursement of crime-related expenses not covered by any other source.
With monies from the Crime Victims' Fund--comprised of fines and penalties assessed on convicted, Federal defendants--OVC awards grants to support State crime victim compensation programs
and organizations that provide direct services to victims.