Realizing the Promise of Victim Compensation


Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) is a federal and state program designed to reimburse victims for certain out-of-pocket expenses resulting from their victimization. Victims of community violence face many challenges in accessing these funds. A new report from the Litmus program, “Realizing the Promise of Victim Compensation,” sponsored by the Joyce Foundation, provides a national examination of CVC laws and policies. The authors, Marron Fellow John Maki and Heather Warner from the University of Baltimore School of Law, offer detailed recommendations for government officials, community violence-intervention initiatives, and advocates to assist victims in their recovery, address trauma, and foster resilience within affected communities.

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