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The Crime Victim Service Division staff would like to extend its thanks and appreciation to the many excellent victim service agencies, organizations, and individuals that partner with us to carry out the important task of providing Crime Victims’ Compensation assistance.

From September 2010 through March 2011, the CVC program has paid out over $45 million for expenses incurred as a result of the crime. During this same time period, more than 6,000 victims or claimants have received at least one payment.

CVC has determined that of the 6,000 victims who received at least one payment in this time period, approximately half of these victims were assisted by advocates, law enforcement agencies, or a trained service provider across Texas. The victims who had advocates assisting them locally received a first payment 27% faster than a victim without advocate assistance!

We believe that this faster payment points out the importance of the trained advocates in Texas. We will continue our vigorous efforts to provide CVC training and outreach.

Below are short summaries of the five fastest paid applications in March 2011 and demonstrate the effectiveness of victim assistance – payments made in under seven calendar days:

Payment made in six days

Payment made in six days

Payment made in six days

Payment made in seven days

Payment made in seven days