Published in Health Business Week, December 26th, 2008
Of the $20.5 million in grants, approximately $13.9 million was awarded to district attorney offices and victim service programs to provide advocacy for victims of adult offenders, including notification of court proceedings, court accompaniment, help with victim impact statements and assistance in filing claims with Pennsylvania's Victim Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP). The funds were generated from penalties levied against offenders in the criminal justice system under the...
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