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Lawmakers push for help as Utah crime victim fund is drained

Money used for other programs means there is less for victims.



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"We’re trying to make the fund whole again," Hutchings said.

The office also has a task force looking at other funding sources for the VINE program, which was initially supposed to receive one-time start-up money from the fund. It also is investigating why restitution revenue is running about 2 percent lower than expected and ways to increase collections and the surcharge on penalties assessed on crimes.

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