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Volume I Number III
Letter from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
Dear Advocates:
My travels across the state have given me the opportunity to meet many of our partners and see firsthand the vitally important impact your work has on the lives of crime victims. Last year we awarded more than $85 million in benefits...
Making a Difference
The McKinney Police Department (MPD) received a 911 call reporting a bizarre homicide in March 2004. It was a multiple murder, with several victims....

The CVC Application Process
What happens to an application once it reaches the Crime Victims' Compensation (CVC) Program? We have been asked this question during our monthly and regional trainings and compiled this general explanation in response....

Victim Impact
The Victim Impact: Listen and Learn video/DVD features vignettes of 14 victims/survivors sharing their experiences-how they were victimized, the short- and long-term impact of their victimization...

Advice for Advocates
Welcome to our premiere article for advocates on taking care of yourselves. Please let us know your suggestions for future articles.

Collateral Resources
The Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Program (CVC) is identified as the "payer of last resort" by Article 56, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. This means that the victim or claimant must first seek payment from all other collateral sources such as...

Crime Victim Rights Week 2007
The United States Department of Justice/ Office for Victims of Crime has announced preliminary information for 2007 National Crime Victims' Rights Week.


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