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Reparation program assisting victims of crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AG Office) - Since the passage of the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Act in 1987, the Attorney General's Office has played a pivotal role in the advancement of victim's rights in Arkansas.

Through the administration of the Crime Victims Reparations Program, the office has developed a long history of serving victims, networking with victim advocates, and heightening public awareness about victims' issues.

One of the most positive aspects of the program is that a portion of the funding comes from individuals who commit crimes. A major source of revenue for the program is the assessment of court costs and fees.

The program also receives money through the federal Victims of Crime Act as well as the court-ordered restitution collected from criminals.

THV's Ashley Blackstone sat down with Lynette Parham from the Crime Victims Reparations Program on 'Today's THV This Morning' to find out who qualifies for assistance. Click on the THVideo!

And you can find more information on the program on the Attorney General's website.

(Source: Attorney General)