International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program: Report to Congress, 2009   [open pdf - 1MB]

"In the aftermath of an international terrorism incident, victims and their families must address multiple immediate needs--including medical and mental health care, housing, and emergency travel--often while thousands of miles away from home or far from a stable support system, and often in the midst of physical and emotional trauma. In 2000, the United States Congress recognized the importance of providing support and assistance to victims and their families during such a difficult and challenging time by passing an amendment to the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, which established the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP). ITVERP is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and provides centralized financial assistance to victims of international terrorism and their families. ITVERP is funded through the Antiterrorism Emergency Reserve (the Emergency Reserve), a component of the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund). The Fund is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal criminal offenders, as well as gifts, donations, and bequests from private individuals; it does not receive tax dollars.[…] This Report to Congress highlights OVC's accomplishments in its management and International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program administration of ITVERP from June 2007 through August 2008. It also identifies how OVC, through ITVERP, can continue to ensure that all eligible victims--and their family members--who have been affected by acts of international terrorism overseas are reimbursed for the expenses they incur as a result of the terrorism act."

Report Number:
NCJ 231686
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Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/
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