Welcome to the National Center for Victims of Crime

We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

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Restitution and Compensation

  • Restitution Toolkit

    Across the country, professionals in the criminal justice and victim service systems are working to improve the collection of crime victim restitution. This toolkit is designed to build on the experience of those professionals, to capture practical and immediately useful resources for other practitioners. Access the Toolkit.

  • Making Restitution Real: Five Case Studies on Improving Restitution Collection (2011)

    This thought-provoking report, supported by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, describes five successful restitution-collection programs in different states. The programs described here were highlighted and discussed at an April 2010 Restitution Roundtable of experts in Washington, DC, and offer several models for improving the collection of victim restitution. Download Full Report. 

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    Introduction
  • Repairing the Harm: A New Vision for Victim Compensation in America (2004)


    Financial compensation for victims is a critical ingredient in repairing the harm caused by crime. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the nation responded immediately with a remarkable level of private and government support for the thousands of victims left behind. Repairing the Harm reflects on our approach to compensating the September 11 victims and explores how best to provide financial assistance to all crime victims. Download the report