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Georgia State Code
Title      17
Chapter      15  
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Title 17, Chapter 15, Section 2 (17-15-2)

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) "Board" means the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

(2) "Claimant" means any person filing a claim pursuant to this chapter.

(3) "Crime" means:

(A) An act which constitutes a violent crime as defined by state or federal law which results in physical injury or death to the victim and which is committed:

(i) In this state;

(ii) In a state which does not have a victims' compensation program, if the victim is a resident of this state; or

(iii) In a state which has compensated the victim in an amount less than the victim would be entitled to pursuant to this chapter, if the victim is a resident of this state;

(B) An act which constitutes international terrorism as defined in 18 U.S.C. Section 2331 which results in physical injury or death to the victim, if the victim is a resident of this state and is outside the territorial boundaries of the United States when such act is committed; or

(C) An act of mass violence which results in physical injury or death to the victim, if the victim is a resident of this state and is outside the territorial boundaries of the United States when such act is committed.

(4) "Direct service provider" means a public or nonprofit entity which provides aid, care, and assistance to a victim.

(5) "Director" means the director of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

(6) "Fund" means the Georgia Crime Victims Emergency Fund.

(7) "Investigator" means an investigator of the board.

(8) "Victim" means a person who is injured physically, who dies, or who suffers financial hardship as a result of being injured physically as a direct result of a crime.

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