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Witness — Alameda County District Attorney's Office

Jul 2nd 2018, 3:21 pm
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Per a special condition on the FFY2015 VOCA-Victims Assistance Formula program, all non-profit sub-recipients of VOCA Assistance funding under this award must agree to make their financial statements available online. The Office of Victims of Crime was established in 1988 and administers the Crime Victims Fund, which supports an array of programs and services that focus on helping victims in the immediate aftermath of crime and continuing support as they rebuild their lives, according to its website.

With honor and integrity, we will support victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens through access to information and resources. 2. The Crime Victim's Fund is supported by guilty criminals. You also may obtain a Victims' Compensation application by contacting the Victim Witness Program in the office of your local District Attorney, the United States Attorney, or the Department of Corrections.

Table 3 provides the number of full-time employees supported with CVF funding and the amount of CVF funding that the EOUSA victim-witness coordinator program has received from the OVC from FY2012 through FY2016. Victims should expect to receive written notification of the first scheduled court event at the point when the Attorney General's Office officially files a felony information in a defendant's case in Superior Court.

VSU provides appeal notification to victims and their families, as well as assistance, support, resources, and outreach in capital and non-capital appeals. In 1993, Congress lifted the cap on deposits, establishing that all criminal fines, special assessments, and forfeited bail bonds could be deposited into the CVF.

Therefore, if Congress were to further increase the cap and continue to use funding from the CVF for non-VOCA programs, it may not be possible to ensure that there will be a consistent level of funding to support these programs in future budget cycles.

No state or federal tax dollars are used to support these programs. Advising local and state government agencies of practices, policies, and priorities that impact crime victims. Advocates provide case updates, explain court procedures, answer questions, make referrals and offer other forms of assistance.

The FBI partners with the U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Federal Bureau of Prisons in the free, automated Victim Notification System (VNS). WOMAN: The Crime Victims Fund is distributed by the Office for Victims of Crime. Policy Development: Developing and recommending programs and policies to improve the quality and accessibility of services for victims.

The Crime Victim Assistance Emergency Fund (the Emergency Fund), which assists U.S. nationals and U.S. Government employees who become victims of terrorism and mass violence outside of the United States. Support under the Emergency Fund is provided via an interagency agreement with the FBI.

Individuals may also obtain information about a case before the immigration courts by contacting the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) automated case information line at 1-800-898-7180. As a victim of crime, you may be called upon to be a witness in court.

In the United States: our office of Overseas Citizens Services will stay in touch with family members in the United States, and help provide U.S.-based resources for the victim when possible. The Violent Crime Victim Assistance (VCVA) Program provides grants to victim and witness assistance programs throughout the state.

Across our Nation, thousands of dedicated advocates, healthcare professionals, private citizens, and criminal justice personnel strive to help victims as they move toward recovery and return to their lives. The Office of Victims Advocacy (OVA) was formally established in 1985, to provide enhanced assistance to crime victims, as mandated by KRS 421.500 , the Victims' Bill of Rights.

Congress may decide to reassess the allocation formula of the CVF (see Figure 1 ) or consider the addition of new programs to be supported through the CVF.

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