Compensation is paid from the Victims of Crime Fund. The fund includes money provided by Parliament, a proportion of fines paid by offenders, confiscated proceeds of crime, and a levy imposed on convictions and on expiation of offences (payment of on-the-spot-fines).
The scheme intends that, where possible, offenders should pay for the harm they have done. Accordingly, the Attorney-General can claim back from the offender compensation paid to victims from the Fund. Money recovered from the offender is paid into the fund.