|Date of Proposal: August 21, 2017
Proposal Number: PRN 2017-189
Proposal Description: The Division of Criminal Justice proposes to amend rules relating to Practice and Procedure before the New Jersey Victims of Crime Compensation Office, N.J.A.C. 13:75-4.4(b), 4.7(a), 4.8(b), 4.9, and 4.10(b). The proposed rule amendments increase certain of the State’s crime victim compensation benefit amounts. The amendments are designed to provide violent crime victims with additional financial resources for such things as counseling, relocation, transportation, funerals, and legal services. The amendments also expand the class of persons eligible for relocation benefits to include certain crime incident witnesses. The proposed increases in benefit amounts require no additional State or federal appropriations and do not increase the $25,000 aggregate amount of compensable benefits available to a victim or other claimants in a given case.
Summary of Proposal: A summary of the proposed amendments is posted at www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/rulesproposals. The full text of the proposal is published in the August 21, 2017 issue of the New Jersey Register.
Public Comment: Public comment on these proposed rule amendments will be accepted until October 20, 2017. Members of the public should direct all written comments to:
Louise T. Lester, Deputy Director, VCCO
Or electronically at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Division of Criminal Justice
Attention: Public Comments – VCCO Regulations
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
P.O. Box 085
Trenton, NJ 08625-0085
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