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Department of Justice Announces $100 Million in Recovery Act Funds for Crime Victim Programs

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)– The Department of Justice today announced that $100 million is available for crime victim programs as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This funding will be administered by the department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) through its Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), which oversees the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) compensation and assistance formula and discretionary grant programs.

Of the $100 million, $47.5 million in formula funding will be directed to state agencies that administer VOCA-funded crime victim compensation programs and $47.5 million in . . .

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