Office for Victims of Crime Report to the Nation 2001: Fiscal Years 1999 and 2000 [open pdf - 849KB]
Alternate Title: Victims of Crime Act of 1984, As Amended: A Report to the President, the Congress, and the Nation
"Millions of Americans are affected by crime each year. The physical and emotional damage caused by crime affects not only individuals, but also families, communities, and the Nation. For some, the wounds caused by crime never truly heal, but with help victims can rebuild their lives. Over the past two decades, the landscape for victims in this country has changed dramatically for the better, due in large part to the advocacy efforts of crime victims. Every state has passed victims' rights laws, service programs have sprung up across the country, and funding for victim services has steadily increased. At the federal level, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has been a wellspring of funding, information, and leadership for the victims field since its establishment in 1988. This report covers OVC's major undertakings during fiscal years 1999 and 2000 (October 1, 1998-September 30, 2000). It demonstrates the many ways in which OVC works to improve the criminal justice response to victims, make services and resources more accessible, and expand the range and quality of services for victims nationwide and around the world. Funding for OVC's programs and activities does not come from taxpayers, but rather from fines and penalties paid by federal criminal offenders in accordance with the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). This report discusses how OVC allocated these funds during the past biennium. The first chapter focuses on OVC's leadership in developing and providing effective responses to crime victims worldwide."
United States Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/