The Act allows Georgians who are injured outside the state, as well as outside of the country, to receive victim compensation. The Act specifically includes crimes such as terrorism and mass violence that result in harm to the victim. The Act allows victims to receive compensation even though they have outstanding fines and other monetary penalties or restitution. Finally, the Act amends the time period within which a victim must file for compensation from 180 days to not later than one year after the occurrence of the crime.
"CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Victims Compensation: Provide for Eligibility for Compensation of Victims of Certain Crimes Committed Outside the State; Change Definitions and Time Period for Filing a Claim,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 14
, Article 28.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol14/iss1/28