Loading…
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeHome
Published: Monday, 1/3/2005

Victims relief program in good fiscal health

State officials say Ohio's Victims of Crime Compensation Program has a healthy fund balance, which allowed it to pay out $10.2 million to crime victims in fiscal year 2004, an increase of $300,000 over the previous year.

The program, which has a balance of more than $40.6 million, also reimbursed $3.4 million to medical facilities for collecting evidence in sexual assault cases.

Victims of hit-and-run accidents in 2004 were eligible to receive aid from the fund, which was also used to help clear a backlog of untested convicted-offender DNA samples.

Ohio's crime compensation program, created in 1976, helps crime victims recover lost wages, legal and medical expenses, funeral costs, and other economic losses resulting from a crime. The program receives some federal money but is funded primarily by court fees from felony and misdemeanor convictions.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.








Poll