The U.S. Justice Department has awarded more than $1 million to Utah to supplement its crime victim compensation program, which gives victims financial help for medical bills and other expenses.

Fines and penalties collected by the federal court system throughout the country are deposited into a fund and the money is then made available for grant awards.

"There is a tremendous sense of satisfaction in seeing money from those who commit crimes being used to help those who suffer the consequences of that crime," said U.S. Attorney for Utah Paul M. Warner.