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Sec. 10601. - Crime Victims Fund
There is created in the Treasury a separate account to be known as the Crime Victims Fund (hereinafter in this chapter referred to as the ''Fund'').
(b) Fines deposited in Fund; penalties; forfeited appearance bonds
all fines that are collected from persons convicted of offenses against the United States except -
fines available for use by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to -
fines to be paid into -
penalty assessments collected under section 3013 of titl
18; (FOOTNOTE 1)
 See References in Text note below.
(c) Retention of sums in Fund; availability for expenditure without fiscal year limitation
Sums deposited in the Fund shall remain in the Fund and be available for expenditure under this chapter for grants under this chapter without fiscal year limitation.
(d) Availability for judicial branch administrative costs; grant program percentages
The Fund shall be available as follows:
(1) Repealed. Pub.
L. 105-119, title I, Sec. 109(a)(1), Nov. 26, 1997, 111 Stat. 2457.
The first $10,000,000 deposited in the Fund shall be available for grants under section 10603a of this title.
Of the sums remaining in the Fund in any particular fiscal year after compliance with paragraph (2), such sums as may be necessary shall be available for the United States Attorneys Offices to improve services for the benefit of crime victims in the Federal criminal justice system.
Of the remaining amount deposited in the Fund in a particular fiscal year -
If the sums available in the Fund are sufficient to fully provide grants to the States pursuant to section 10602(a)(1) of this title, the Director may retain any portion of the Fund that was deposited during a fiscal year that was in excess of 110 percent of the total amount deposited in the Fund during the preceding fiscal year as an emergency reserve. Such reserve shall not exceed $50,000,000.
The emergency reserve referred to in subparagraph (A) may be used for supplemental grants under section 10603b of this title and to supplement the funds available to provide grants to States for compensation and assistance in accordance with sections 10602 and 10603 of this title in years in which supplemental grants are needed.
(e) Amounts awarded and unspent
Any amount awarded as part of a grant under this chapter that remains unspent at the end of a fiscal year in which the grant is made may be expended for the purpose for which the grant is made at any time during the 3 succeeding fiscal years, at the end of which period, any remaining unobligated sums in excess of $500,000 shall be returned to the Treasury. Any remaining unobligated sums in an amount less than $500,000 shall be returned to the Fund.
(f) ''Offenses against the United States'' as excluding
an offense against the laws of the District of Columbia; and
an offense triable by an Indian tribal court or Court of Indian Offenses.
(g) Grants for Indian tribes; child abuse cases
The Attorney General, acting through the Director, shall use 15 percent of the funds available under subsection (d)(2) of this section to make grants for the purpose of assisting Native American Indian tribes in developing, establishing, and operating programs designed to improve -
the handling of child abuse cases, particularly cases of child sexual abuse, in a manner which limits additional trauma to the child victim; and
the investigation and prosecution of cases of child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse.
 So in original. Probably should be '' 'Indian tribe' ''.
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