Uniform Victims of Crime Act Law and Legal Definition

Uniform Victims of Crime Act was drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) in 1992. This Act provides victims of crime certain protections in the criminal justice system, for information about criminal cases resulting from the crimes of which they are victims, and to appear in proceedings regarding the sentencing or other disposition of those convicted of the crimes of which they are victims. The Act further establishes a system of compensation for those personally injured as a result of criminal activity, with maximum compensation of $25,000. This act superseded the Uniform Crime Victims Reparations Act. This act is now regarded by the NCCUSL as a model act, and not a uniform act. Therefore, it may also be known as the Model Victims of Crime Act.