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Money & Help For Victims of Crimes


Lil' Lesko traveled to Burlington Vermont to visit the Burlington Community Justice Center (802-264-0764; www.pjburlington.org). The Center is piloting a Parallel Justice program which includes governmental services, support and community assistance, victim forums; and a public relations/media campaign. But don't think for one minute that Burlington is the only place you can get help. Every state offers programs, compensation, resources, and services to help those who are victims of crimes. In the list at the end of this newsletter the first resource listed for each state is often the granting agency for those organizations who wish to provide services to those in need. They also offer a referral service to organizations for those in need. Each state may offer programs that serve populations such as: victim/witness assistance programs, domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse victims, as well as programs serving survivors of homicide victims and drunk driving victims.

See State-By-State Listing Of Help Below

$30,000 For Being Mugged
Millions of people and their families are victimized by crime every year in the U.S. And to better address the growing belief that the law was better at protecting the rights of criminals than those of the victims, Congress enacted a law to establish a Crime Victims Fund to compensate innocent victims of violent crime. Part of the money is given to help compensate victims or their families for costs relating to such crimes as muggings, sexual crimes, and even murder. Part of the money from these funds is given out to victims as direct cash payments to help compensate for costs related to the violent crimes. Contact the office in your state if you find yourself the victim of a violent crime and need money to help pay for such related costs as medical bills, lost wages, and funeral expenses.
Federal Tax Credits
For more information you may contact:
  • Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center,
    National Criminal Justice Reference Service,
    P.O. Box 6000,
    Rockville,
    MD 20849; 800-851-3420; 301-519-5500 (8:30 am to 7 pm EST);
    www.ncjrs.org.
  • Office for Victims of Crime,
    U.S. Department of Justice,
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue,
    NW, Washington,
    DC 20530; 202-514-2601;
    http://www.usdoj.gov/whatwedo/whatwedo_hvc.html
    Income: 1,000,000
    State: All
    Age: All
    Subject Category: Living Expenses/Health
    Money Type: Free Money/ Services
    Contact:
    Office for Victims of Crime,
    U.S. Department of Justice,
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue,
    NW, Washington,
    DC 20530; 202-514-2601;
    http://www.usdoj.gov/whatwedo/whatwedo_hvc.html
    Application: N/A
Crime Victims Research Help
The Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center (OVCRC) is an information clearinghouse for emerging victim issues. OVCRC offers access to a criminal justice library to search for victim-related resources, information specialists to answer your questions, and products and online services such as electronic notices.

Contact OVC Resource Center,
National Criminal Justice Reference Service,
P.O. Box 6000,
Rockville,
MD 20849; 800-851-3420; 301-519-5500 (8:30 am to 7 pm EST); http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/ovcres/welcome.html

Income: 1,000,000
State: All
Age: All
Subject Category: Living Expenses/Health
Money Type: Services
Contact:
OVC Resource Center,
National Criminal Justice Reference Service,
P.O. Box 6000, Rockville,
MD 20849; 800-851-3420; 301-519-5500 (8:30 am to 7 pm EST);
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/ovcres/welcome.html
Application: N/A

Crime Victims Statistis
Any crime statistic anyone could want or need can be found at the Bureau of Justice Statistics. You can find trends in violent or property crime victimizations, emergency room statistics, and the National Computer Security Survey. There are also tables on the demography of victims, victims and offenders, geography, crime events, and more.

Contact
Bureau of Justice Statistics,
U.S. Department of Justice,
Office of Justice Programs,
810 Seventh St.,
NW, Washington,
DC 20531; 202-307-0765;
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/cvict.htm

Income: 1,000,000
State: All
Age: All
Subject Category: Living Expenses/Health
Money Type: Services
Contact:
Bureau of Justice Statistics,
U.S. Department of Justice,
Office of Justice Programs,
810 Seventh St.,
NW, Washington,
DC 20531; 202-307-0765;
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/cvict.htm
Application: N/A

Help For Women
The mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is to provide federal leadership to reduce violence against women, and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This is accomplished by developing and supporting the capacity of state, local, tribal, and non-profit entities involved in responding to violence against women. A special section of the website is devoted to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence, with information, publications, and federal, state, and national resources listed. The Office provides grants to organizations to help women, offers publications and resources, and educational opportunities to learn more about the issue.

For more information contact
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW),
800 K Street,
N.W., Suite 920, Washington,
DC 20530; 202-307-6026;
Fax: 202-305-2589;
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/

Income: 1,000,000
State: All
Age: All
Subject Category: Living Expenses/Health
Money Type: Free Money/ Services
Contact:
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW),
800 K Street,
N.W., Suite 920,
Washington,
DC 20530; 202-307-6026;
Fax: 202-305-2589;
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/
Application: N/A

Crime Victims Hotline
If you, or someone you know, are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or dating violence please know that help is available.

If you, or someone you know, are a victim of domestic violence, please call:
National Domestic Violence Hotline; http://www.ndvh.org/
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

If you, or someone you know, are a victim of sexual assault, please call:
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN); http://www.rainn.org/
To be connected to the rape crisis center nearest to you, dial
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC); http://www.nsvrc.org/
1-877-739-3895

If you, or someone you know, are a victim of stalking, please call:
National Center for Victims of Crime, Stalking Resource Center; http://www.ncvc.org/src/Main.aspx
1-800-394-2255
1-800-211-7996 (TTY)

If you, or someone you know, are a victim of dating violence, please call:
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline; http://www.loveisrespect.org/
1-866-331-9474
1-866-331-8453 TTY
You can also chat live on-line with a trained Peer Advocate from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (CST) daily.

Income: 1,000,000
State: All
Age: All
Subject Category: Living Expenses/Health
Money Type: Services
Contact: N/A
Application: N/A

College Scholarships to Aid Victims of Violence
The R.O.S.E. Scholarship offers a scholarship award (not more than $10,000) to a female victim of violent crime who is working to overcome her adversities by attending college in the New England area. The scholarship is for those who have completed one fullyear of undergraduate work, and the award will be for tuition and expenses at any college in the Northeast. 

Contact
The R.O.S.E. Fund,
Inc., 200 Harvard Mills,
3rd Floor, Wakefield,
MA  01880; 617-482-5400; 800-253-6425;
Fax: 617-482-3443;
http://www.rosefund.org; rosefund@ici.net.

Income: 1,000,000
State: All
Age: All
Subject Category: Living Expenses/Health/Education
Money Type: Free Money
Contact:
R.O.S.E. Fund,
Inc., 200 Harvard Mills,
3rd Floor, Wakefield,
MA  01880; 617-482-5400; 800-253-6425;
Fax: 617-482-3443;
http://www.rosefund.org; rosefund@ici.net.
Application: N/A
College Scholarships to Aid Victims of Violence
The R.O.S.E. Facial Reconstructive Surgery Program helps women who have physical scars from the abuse they suffered as well as the emotional ones they endured.  It is hoped that the surgery will help ease some of the scars and improve their lives.  To be eligible the woman must have suffered significant injury to her face from domestic violence and no longer be in that destructive situation.  Several hospitals, reconstructive surgery centers, and physicians have agreed to provide all the necessary pre and post-operative care needed. 

To apply for this program contact
The R.O.S.E. Fund, Inc.,
200 Harvard Mills,
3rd Floor, Wakefield,
MA  01880; 617-482-5400; 800-253-6425;
Fax: 617-482-3443;
http://www.rosefund.org; rosefund@ici.net.

Income: 1,000,000
State: All
Age: All           
Subject Category: Living Expenses/Health
Money Type: Free Money/ Services
Contact:
The R.O.S.E. Fund,
Inc., 200 Harvard Mills,
3rd Floor, Wakefield,
MA  01880; 617-482-5400; 800-253-6425;
Fax: 617-482-3443;
http://www.rosefund.org; rosefund@ici.net.
Application: N/A

National Directory Of Free Help and Money For Victims
When you were mugged, your front teeth were knocked out and you don't have the money to get them fixed. Or a member of your family was killed while your house was being burglarized, and you need help paying for the funeral. Or a family member was raped, but you don't have money for the therapy she needs to help her recover. The Office of Victims of Crime of the U.S. Department of Justice has developed an Online Directory of Crime Victim Services.  This resource is designed to help service providers and individuals locate non-emergency crime victim services agencies in the United States and abroad.  You can search by location, type of victimization, service needed, and agency type. 

If you are a service provider or organization, you can have your group added to the database.  Check out the service at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/findvictimservices/

Income: 1,000,000
State: All
Age: All           
Subject Category: Living Expenses/Health
Money Type: Free Money/ Services
Contact:
http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/findvictimservices/
Application: N/A

Free Help In Getting Justice
Some victims of crime can file a civil suit against the offender to compensate for financial losses because of the crime.  This is different from a criminal case- remember O.J.  No matter what the outcome of the criminal prosecution, you can file civil lawsuits against offenders.  If the defendant is found civilly liable, the court could require them to pay money to victim for damages or for the trauma they caused. 

To learn more contact
National Crime Victim Bar Association,
2000 M St., NW, Washington,
DC  20036; 800-FYI-CALL;
http://www.victimbar.org/vb/Main.aspx

Income: 1,000,000
State: All
Age: All           
Subject Category: Living Expenses/Health
Money Type: Services
Contact:
National Crime Victim Bar Association,
2000 M St.,
NW, Washington,
DC  20036; 800-FYI-CALL;
http://www.victimbar.org/vb/Main.aspx
Application: N/A

What Help Is Available For Schools?
The School Crisis Response Initiative provides a variety of information concerning school-based crisis response teams. Schools can also reach out to parents and other adults in the community after a crisis. In fact, in the aftermath of a crisis, school-based intervention may be the most effective, logical, and practical way to help many primary, secondary, and tertiary victims whose needs may not be addressed as well through conventional public health and traditional medical services. This is particularly true if the school-based efforts are coordinated with those of outside agencies and supplemented by outside resources—creating a school-based crisis response team. 

You can find information on developing crisis response plans for school settings.  OVC Resource Center, National Criminal Justice Reference Service, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849; 800-851-3420; 301-519-5500 (8:30 am to 7 pm EST); http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/ovcres/welcome.html; http://www.ovc.gov/publications/bulletins/schoolcrisis/welcome.html

Income: 1,000,000
State: All
Age: All           
Subject Category: Living Expenses/Health
Money Type: Services
Contact:
OVC Resource Center,
National Criminal Justice Reference Service,
P.O. Box 6000,
Rockville,
MD 20849; 800-851-3420; 301-519-5500 (8:30 am to 7 pm EST);
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/ovcres/welcome.html; http://www.ovc.gov/publications/bulletins/schoolcrisis/welcome.html
Application: N/A

Help For Identity Theft Victims
I am a victim of identity theft. What can I do?  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has an Identity Theft website which is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.  On this site, consumers can learn how to avoid identity theft – and learn what to do if their identity is stolen. Businesses can learn how to help their customers deal with identity theft, as well as how to prevent problems in the first place.  Law enforcement can get resources and learn how to help victims of identity theft.  It has compiled information for victims of identity theft in their resource,

Take Charge:  Fighting Back Against Identity Theft which can be viewed at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/idtheft/idt04.shtm
Contact
Federal Trade Commission,
Consumer Response Center,
600 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW, Washington,
DC 20580; 877-ID-THEFT;
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/

Income: 1,000,000
State: All
Age: All           
Subject Category: Living Expenses/Health
Money Type: Services
Contact:
Federal Trade Commission,
Consumer Response Center,
600 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW, Washington,
DC 20580; 877-ID-THEFT;
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/
Application: N/A

Help For Rape And Abuse Victims
The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is this country’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.  It operates a hotline and has a search feature for finding local counseling centers and state resources.  They also have a free Online Hotline where victims can talked to crisis support volunteers in a secure anonymous instant messenger type format.  The online hotline also has a library of information. The website has statistics, tips for reducing your risk, information on reporting the crime, as well as recovering from sexual assault.

To learn more go to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 406, Washington, DC 20036; 800-656-HOPE; 202-544-3064; http://www.rainn.org/

Income: 1,000,000
State: All
Age: All           
Subject Category: Living Expenses/Health
Money Type: Services
Contact:
to Rape, Abuse &Incest National Network (RAINN),
2000 L Street,
NW, Suite 406,
Washington,
DC 20036; 800-656-HOPE; 202-544-3064;
http://www.rainn.org/
Application: N/A

More Help For Club Members
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Members Get Free Help Filling Out Any Government Applications
Office of Victims of Crime Links to Victim Assistance & Compensation Programs, by State
Alabama
Victim Assistance
Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Division
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
401 Adams Ave.
P. O. Box 5690
Montgomery, AL 36103-5690
334-242-5811
Fax: 334-242-0712
www.adeca.alabama.gov/txtlstvw.aspx?LstID=fecdc850-4814-4244-be5d-20c343062225

Victim Compensation
Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission
5845 Carmichael Road
Montgomery, AL 36117-2329
334-290-4420
800-541-9388
Fax: 334-290-4455
 www.acvcc.state.al.us/

  • The maximum award allowance is $15,000.00.
  • The allowable for expenses relating to funeral, cremation, or burial is $5,000.00.
  • Compensation for work loss, replacement services loss, and dependents replacement service loss is $400.00 per week.
  • The maximum allowable expense not to exceed $5,000.00 for all future economic loss.

Alaska
Victim Assistance
State of Alaska Department of Public Safety
Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
P.O. Box 111200
Juneau, AK 99811-1200
907-465-4356
Fax: 907-465-3627
www.dps.state.ak.us/cdvsa

Victim Compensation
Violent Crimes Compensation Board
PO Box 110230
Juneau, AK 99811
907-465-3040
800-764-3040
Fax: 907-465-2379
www.state.ak.us/admin/vccb/

  • Medical care needed for victim's injuries
  • Counseling
  • Transportation to medical and counseling services
  • Wages lost as a direct result of the crime injuries
  • Criminal proceeding attendance costs not paid by other sources such as transportation, lodging, food, and lost wages
  • Security measures such as new locks, motion lights, monitored systems, cell phone, temporary mailbox, and dog training
  • Loss of support for dependents of deceased victims
  • Funeral and burial costs for homicide victims (up to $7,000.00)
  • The Board is unable to award pain and suffering.

Arizona
Victim Assistance
Arizona Department of Public Safety
Crime Victim Services Unit
P.O. Box 6638, MND1320
Phoenix, AZ  85005
602-223-2685
Fax: 602-223-2943
www.azvictims.com

Victim Compensation
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
1110 W Washington Ste#230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-364-1146
Fax: 602-364-1175
www.azcjc.gov/victim/VictComp.asp
The Crime Victim Compensation Program can cover crime-related expenses for:
Medical Costs
Mental Health Counseling (up to 36 months)
Funerals (up to $5,000)
Wage Loss (pays at minimum wage and requires sick and vacation leave be used first)
Crime Scene Clean-up

Arkansas
Victim Assistance
Office of Intergovernmental Services
Victim Justice and Assistance Grants Section
1515 West Seventh Street
Suite 417
1515 Building
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-683-1685
Fax: 501-682-5155
www.arkansas.gov/dfa/igs/igs_voca.html

Victim Compensation
Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Program
Office of the Attorney General
323 Center Street, Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-1020
800-448-3014
Fax: 501-682-5313
www.ag.state.ar.us/crime_victims.html

What types of assistance are available to eligible victims?
Medical, including rehabilitation and dental
Repair and/or replacement, such as eyeglasses, dentures or hearing aids
Mental health
Work loss
Funeral
Loss of support for dependents of a homicide victim
Crime scene clean-up
What are the maximum limits?
Overall maximum is $10,000 per victim, but this can be raised to $25,000 if the victim suffered catastrophic injury that resulted in total and permanent disability;
Medical expenses are paid at 65% of balance submitted, but if the provider accepts payment they are agreeing to accept as payment in full;
Mental health expenses are paid up to $3,500 for out-patient treatment and $3,500 for in-patient treatment
Funeral expenses are paid up to $7,500;
Crime scene clean-up expenses are paid up to $3,000.
Up to one week of work loss directly related to participation in criminal justice activities
Mileage directly related to participation in criminal justice activities can be paid up to $300
Lodging directly related to participation in criminal justice activities can be paid up to $300 (reimbursement basis only)
Lodging that is medically necessary for the victim who suffered personal injury can be paid up to $300 (reimbursement basis only)

Up to $500 can be paid for installation of locks and windows for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence who are victimized in their primary residence (reimbursement basis only)
California
Victim Assistance
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
3650 Schriever Ave.
Mather, CA 95655
800-842-8467
www.oes.ca.gov/Operational/OESHome.nsf/CJPDHome?OpenForm
Victim Compensation
Victim Compensation Program
Victim Compensation Program
P.O. Box 3036
Sacramento, CA 95812-3036
800-777-9229
Fax: 916-491-6420
http://www.boc.ca.gov/
The Victim Compensation Program (VCP) may help pay for expenses related to a crime such as:
  • Medical and dental treatment
  • Mental health services
  • Income loss
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of support, for dependents when a victim is killed or disabled because of a crime
  • Job retraining
  • Home or vehicle modifications
  • Home security
  • Relocation
  • Insurance co-payments
  • Crime scene cleanup
  • Medically necessary equipment such as a wheelchair
  • Childcare services, when a caregiver is killed or disabled because of a crime
A guide to the limits for compensation can be found here: http://www.boc.ca.gov/docs/forms/victims/restitution/refguide.pdf
Colorado
Victim Assistance
Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance
2460 W. 26th Avenue, Suite 255-C
Denver, CO 80211
303-861-1160
800-261-2682
Fax: 303-861-1265
http://www.coloradocrimevictims.org/

Victim Compensation
Office For Victims Programs
Division of Criminal Justice
700 Kipling Street, Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80215
303-239-5719
Fax: 303-239-5743
http://dcj.state.co.us/ovp/comp_english.htm
Losses directly related to the compensable crime are eligible for reimbursement and include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Mental health expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of support to dependants
  • Funeral expenses
  • Residential property damage, including security doors
Victims may be eligible to receive up to $20,000 for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance or other collateral resources, or up to $1,000 in emergency funds directly related to the crime.

Connecticut
Victim Assistance
Office of Victim Services
225 Spring St., Fourth Floor
Wethersfield, CT 06109
800-922-8428
860-263-2760
Fax: 860-747-6428
http://www.jud.ct.gov/crimevictim

Compensation may be provided for:

  • Medical and dental costs related to the crime
  • Counseling for victims of personal injury, sexual assault, and child abuse
  • Counseling for relatives of victims of sexual assault and child abuse
  • Medical costs for injuries incurred during the commission of a crime to the guide or assistance dog of a blind or disabled crime victim.
  • Lost wage reimbursement to victims of personal injury crimes, including overtime and self-employment income, to cover the salary lost due to the crime related absence
  • Lost wage reimbursement to any person responsible for the maintenance of a victim who has suffered a personal injury
  • Funeral costs up to $5000
  • Counseling for relatives and designated decision maker of a homicide victim
  • Lost wage reimbursement to attend court proceedings for relatives and the designated decision maker of a homicide victim
  • Loss of support for dependents and the designated decision maker of a homicide victim Compensation may not exceed:
$15,000 in reimbursement for expenses related to an eligible personal injury claim
$25,000 in reimbursement for expenses related to an eligible homicide claim

Delaware
Victim Assistance
Criminal Justice Council
Carvel State Office Bldg.
820 N.French Street, 10th Fl.
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-577-8693
Fax: 302-577-3440
http://cjc.delaware.gov/

Victim Compensation
Violent Crimes Compensation Board
240 N. James Street, Suite 203
Newport DE 19804
302-995-8383
Delaware Victim Center
1-800-VICTIM-1 In-State Only
Fax: 302-995-8387
http://courts.delaware.gov/vccb/
Losses directly related to the compensable crime are eligible for reimbursement and WHAT LOSSES MAY BE PAID?

  • Medical and/or dental expenses for the victim.
  • Mental health treatment or counseling.
  • Wage or income loss.
  • Income loss to the custodian of a child victim while providing care to the victim.
  • Support loss for dependents of a deceased or disabled victim.
  • Support loss for victims dependent on an incarcerated domestic offender
  • Funeral and/or burial expenses.
  • Moving/Relocation Expenses.
  • Temporary Housing
  • Essential Personal Safety equipment
  • Change of locks
  • Replace items seized as evidence
The VCCB may only pay crime-related losses not covered by insurance or other sources. No award will exceed $25,000.00. Limits have been set for certain types of losses. Please contact the VCCB office for specific limits on your losses.

District of Columbia
Victim Assistance
Office of Victim Services
John A Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 407
Washington, DC 20004
202-727-3934
http://ovs.dmpsj.dc.gov/ovs/site/default.asp

Victim Compensation
DC Superior Court's Crime Victims Compensation Program
515 5th Street, NW
Suite 109
Washington, DC  20001
202-879-4216
Fax: 202-879-4230
www.dccourts.gov/dccourts/superior/cvcp.jsp
Compensable Costs

  • Medical expenses
  • Mental health counseling: up to $3,000 for adults, $6,000 for children (also for secondary victims)
  • Physical or occupational therapy, or rehabilitation
  • Lost wages: not to exceed 52 weeks or $10,000
  • Loss of support to dependents (where victim is deceased and social security is denied): up to $2,500 per dependent, not to exceed $7,500 per victimization
  • Funerals: up to $6,000
  • Crime scene clean up; not to exceed $1,000
  • Replacement of clothing held as evidence by law enforcement: not to exceed $100 (does not apply where victim is deceased)
  • Temporary emergency food and housing (made necessary as a result of the crime): not to exceed 120 days or $400 for food costs and $3,000 for housing costs
  • Moving Expenses: (necessary as a result of the crime, where the health and safety of the victim are jeopardized) up to $1,500, not to exceed 120 days.
  • Transportation Costs: to participate in the investigation or prosecution of the case, or to receive medical treatment or some other service necessary as a result of the crime $100 for local; and $500 for necessary out of state travel to receive services.
  • Replacement of doors, windows, locks or other items to secure the victims' home: up to $1000.
  • Reimbursement for Rental of an automobile while the victims' car is being held as evidence by law enforcement: up to $2000.
  • Attorneys fees- to assist in the Appeal of a determination only: not to exceed $500 or 10 percent of award, whichever is less
  • Emergency award: not to exceed $1,000

Florida
Victim Assistance
Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
800-226-6667
850-414-3300
Fax: 850-487-3013
http://www.myfloridalegal.com/victims

What Benefits are Available?

  • Wage loss for an employed victim who missed work as a result of the crime or a parent/ guardian who had to care for a minor child victim.
  • Loss of support for persons who were principally dependent on a deceased victim who was employed or earned income at the time of the crime.
  • Disability allowance when the victim becomes disabled as a result of the crime.
  • Funeral/burial and related expenses.
  • Treatment expenses for medical or non-medical remedial care or other necessary services.
  • Prescriptions, eyeglasses, dentures, or prosthetic devices needed as a result of the crime.
  • Mental health counseling.
  • Property loss reimbursement for elderly (age 60 or older) or disabled adults only.
  • Domestic violence relocation assistance for victims who have an immediate need to escape a domestic violence environment. (The need must be certified by a State of Florida certified domestic violence center.)

Georgia
Victim Assistance
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
104 Marietta St., Suite 440
Atlanta, GA 30303-2743
404-657-2222
Fax: 404-463-7652
http://cjcc.ga.gov/victimDetails.aspx?id=240

Victim Compensation
Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program
104 Marietta St., Suite 440
Atlanta, GA 30303-2743
404-657-2222
Fax: 404-463-7652
1-800-547-0060
http://cjcc.ga.gov/victimDetails.aspx?id=62
Medical Expenses: $15,000
Counseling Bills: $3,000
Funeral Expenses: $3,000
Lost Wages/Support: $10,000
Crime Scene Clean-up: $1,500
Victims 'total reward CANNOT exceed $25,000.00

Hawaii
Help With Paying Bills
Victim Assistance
Department of the Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-1151
Fax: 808-586-1373
http://hawaii.gov/ag/cpja/main/gp/

Victim Compensation
Department of Public Safety
Crime Victim Compensation Commission
1136 Union Mall
Room 600
Honolulu HI 96813
808-587-1143
Fax: 808-587-1146
www.hawaii.gov/cvcc

The Commission is a payor of last resort and provides compensation for the following unreimbursed expenses:

  • Medical and mental health counseling expenses that are not covered by other sources.
  • Lost earnings or support that is not covered by other sources.
  • Funeral and burial expenses that are not covered by other sources.
  • Acknowledgement award for victims only. Acknowledgement awards are symbolic in nature and are awarded to acknowledge a victim's suffering. Such awards are not intended to quantify physical and/or emotional losses suffered as the result of a crime.
  • Pecuniary loss directly resulting from the injury or death of the victim.
  • Property damage ("Good Samaritans" only)

Idaho
Victim Assistance
Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance 450 W. State Street, 10th Floor
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
208-334-6512
800-291-0463
www2.state.id.us/crimevictim

Victim Compensation
Idaho Industrial Commission
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0041
208-334-6000
Fax: 208-334-5145
www.iic.idaho.gov/cv/crimevictims.htm

What are the reimbursable expenses?
The Crime Victims Compensation Program provides funds for treatment expenses to the victim/claimant after all other sources of payment have been exhausted, up to a maximum of $25,000. When your claim is approved, payment may be made for reasonable expenses which are the direct result of the crime, including:

*Medical. Payments may be made for physician and hospital services, medicine, and other approved treatment.

*Counseling. A maximum benefit of $2,500 for mental health treatment is available. Additional benefits may be available for victims who are experiencing extenuating circumstances related to their mental health care. Family members of sexual assault, domestic abuse, physical child abuse, kidnapping or homicide victims may also be eligible for counseling benefits.

Wage loss. Compensation may be provided for lost wages if the victim loses more than one week of work as a result of his/her injuries. The victim must have had a total, actual loss of wages from the loss of ability to work due to injuries suffered as a result of the crime. Compensation is paid at a rate of 66% of the victim’s weekly wage at the time of the crime, subject to a maximum of $175 per week.

*Dependant death benefits. Compensation may be provided for dependants (a spouse or child under the age of 18) of a victim who was deceased due to the crime, and employed at the time of the crime. Compensation is paid at a rate of 66% of the victim’s weekly wage at the time of the crime, subject to a maximum of $175 per week.

*Funeral expense. Benefits may be paid for funeral expenses up to a maximum of $5,000.

The total amount of benefits paid on any single case, regardless of benefit type, cannot exceed $25,000.

Illinois
Help With Paying Bills
Victim Assistance
Crime Victim Services Division
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph Street, 13th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
312-814-2581
312-814-4231 (fax)
1-800-228-3368 (voice/TTY)
www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/victims/index.html

What expenses may be covered?

  • Medical and hospital expenses.
  • Funeral and burial up to a total of $5,000.
  • Counseling by licensed psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, certified social workers, or licensed clinical professional counselors.
  • Loss of earnings / Loss of support up to $1,000 per month.
  • Replacement services loss due to a permanently disabled or fatally injured person who had been providing services for themselves or their family.
  • Prosthetic devices.
  • Wheel chairs (and some other accessibility expenses, e.g., ramps).
  • Eye glasses and hearing aids.
  • Tuition reimbursement under certain circumstances.
  • Crime scene clean-up.
  • Replacement costs for clothing/bedding used as evidence.
  • Replacement costs of locks and/or windows damaged by a violent crime.
  • Temporary lodging and relocation costs.
  • Travel and transport for survivors of homicide victims and transport of the body.

Indiana
Victim Assistance
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
101 West Washington Street - Suite 1170, East Tower
Indianapolis, IN 46204
800-353-1484
317-232-3912
Fax: 317-232-4979
www.in.gov/cji/2615.htm

A maximum award of up to $15,000 MAY be available to help cover expense resulting from any one injury or death. Eligible crime related expenses include medical bills; up to $4,000 for funeral and burial expenses; up to $2,000 for counseling; lost wages; loss of support; reasonable child care services; attorney fees; emergency shelter services.

What expenses may be paid?
A maximum award of up to $15,000 MAY be available to help cover expenses resulting from any one injury or death, including:
  • Reasonable medical, hospital, surgical, pharmacy, dental, optometry, and ambulance expenses.
  • Up to $4,000 funeral, burial, or cremation expenses for unmarried victims.
  • Up to $2,000 for counseling of victims of sexual assault and immediate family members of victims of homicide.
  • Lost wages.
  • Loss of support to a dependent of a crime victim who is killed.
Office of the Indiana Attorney General
Victim Assistance Division
302 West Washington Street, 5th Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46204
800-258-0993
317-232-1233
Fax: 317-233-3912
http://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/legal/victim/
Iowa
Victim Assistance
Iowa Attorney General
Crime Victim Assistance Division
Lucas Building, Ground Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
800-373-5044
515-281-5044
Fax: 515-281-8199
www.iowaattorneygeneral.org/helping_victims/services/index.html

Victim Compensation
Attorney General's Office

Crime Victim Compensation Program
Lucas Building, Ground Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
800-373-5044
515-281-5044
Fax: 515-281-8199
www.iowaattorneygeneral.org/helping_victims/services/
compensation_program.html

The program can pay your crime related bills not covered by insurance or other sources.  You may be helped with out-of-pocket costs up to the amounts listed:

Lost Wages:
Crime related injuries: $6,000
Homicide Victim survivors: $6,000
Medical or counseling appointments: $1,000
Court or justice proceedings: $1,000
Loss of support for dependents: $4,000
Counseling:
Victim and Survivor counseling: $5,000
Secondary victim counseling: $2,000
Medical:
Medical care for victims: $25,000
Medical care for homicide survivors: $3,000
Other:
Funeral and burial: $7,500
Residential crime scene clean up: $1,000
Replace clothing and bedding held as evidence: $200
Child care required for court or medical: $1,000
Crime related travel: $1,000
Replacement of home security items: $500
Kansas
Victim Assistance
Kansas Organization for Victims Assistance
PO Box 2865
Topeka, KS 66601-2865
785-296-7429
www.kovakansas.org/

Victim Compensation
Crime Victims Compensation Board
120 SW 10th Ave, 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1597
785-296-2359
Fax: 785-296-0652
www.ksag.org/content/page/id/117
A crime victim may receive up to $25,000 in compensation. Funeral expenses are limited to $5,000.

Kentucky
Victim Assistance
Office of Victims Advocacy
Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol, Suite 118
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601-3449
502-564-8258
800-372-2551
Fax: 502-564-5244
http://ag.ky.gov/victims/

Victim Compensation
Crime Victims Compensation Board
130 Brighton Park Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-573-7986
800-469-2120
Fax: 502-573-4817
www.cvcb.ky.gov

What benefits are available?
Included for bodily and psychological injury are:
  • Reasonable medical and hospital expenses.
  • Funeral expenses up to $5,000.
  • Loss of earnings up to a maximum of $150 per week, if employed at the time of the crime.
  • Benefits for dependents of a deceased victim.
  • Psychological counseling for a maximum of two years.
  • There is a maximum limit of $25,000
Louisiana
Victim Assistance Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice
1885 Wooddale Boulevard, Room 1230
Baton Rouge, LA 70806-1511
225-925-1757
Fax: 225-925-3889
www.lcle.state.la.us/programs/cva.asp

Victim Compensation
Crime Victims Reparations Board
Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement
1885 Wooddale Blvd. Rm. 723
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-925-4437
888-6-VICTIM (Nationwide)
www.lcle.state.la.us/programs/cvr.asp

Eligible Expenses:

  • Reimbursement for property damage or loss is not an eligible expenses. Approved claims may be awarded compensation for the following only if they are related to the crime:
  • Reasonable medical and prescription expenses
  • Dental expenses
  • Mental health counseling
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of earnings or support
  • Child care to enable a victim, spouse, surviving spouse of a deceased victim, or guardian to continue employment
  • Reasonable replacement costs for item or items taken as evidence or made unusable as a result of the criminal investigation.

Maine
Victim Assistance
Department of Health and Human Services
221 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333
207-287-5060
Fax: 207-287-5031
www.maine.gov/dhhs/index.shtml

Victim Compensation
Victims’ Compensation Program
Office of the Attorney General
6 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0006
207-624-7882
Fax: 207-624-7730
http://www.maine.gov/ag/crime/victims_compensation/index.shtml
To the extent insurance or other funds do not cover crime related expenses, the claimant may be reimbursed for:

  • Medical (including equipment, supplies and medications) limited to 75% of actual charges in most cases
  • Dental charges and replacement of dentures
  • Counseling expenses (for victims, for family and household members of homicide victims and child sexual assault victims, and for family and household members of the victim who witness the crime)
  • Funeral/ burial costs up to $4,500, costs of a marker up to $500
  • Lost wages (for victims only)
  • Loss of financial support (for dependents of homicide victims)
  • Crime scene cleaning costs (bio-matter)
  • Repair or replacement of locks or other security devices
Expenses NOT covered: property losses, compensation for pain and suffering, and other losses not medically related.

Maryland
Victim Assistance
Office of Victim Services
Maryland Department of Human Resources
410-767-7565
877-868-2196
Fax: 410-333-0256
www.dhr.state.md.us/victim

Victim Compensation
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Suite 206, Plaza Office Center
6776 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-585-3010
888-679-9347
Fax: 410-764-3815
www.dpscs.state.md.us/victimservs/vs_cicb.shtml
How Much May the Board Award?
Medical expenses up to $45,000
Disability up to $25,000
Psychological Services up to $5,000
Funeral expenses up to $5,000
Total dependency $25,000
Partial dependency $17,000

Massachusetts
Victim Assistance
MOVA/VWAB One Ashburton Place, Suite 1101
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-5200
Fax: 617-727-6552
www.state.ma.us/mova

Victim Compensation
Office of Attorney General Martha Coakley
Victim Compensation & Assistance Division
One Ashburton Place, 19th floor
Boston, MA 02108-1698
(617) 727-2200
(617) 742-6262 fax
http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=cagosubtopic&L=3&L0=Home&L1=Victim+and+Witness+Assistance&L2=Victims+
of+Violent+Crime&sid=Cago

To the extent insurance or other funds do not cover your expenses, you may be reimbursed for:

  • Medical and dental expenses (including equipment, supplies and medications)
  • Counseling expenses (for victims, for family members of homicide victims, and for children who witness violence against a family member)
  • Funeral/burial costs up to $4,000
  • Lost wages (for victims only)
  • Loss of financial support (for dependents of homicide victims)
  • Homemaker expenses
Expenses not covered: property losses, compensation for pain and suffering, and all other losses

Michigan
Victim Assistance
Crime Victim Assistance
Capitol View Building
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48913
517-334-9180
Fax: 517-334-9942
www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2940_3184---,00.html

Victim Compensation
Crime Victim Services Commission
320 South Walnut St.
Lansing, MI 48913
517-373-7373
Fax: 517-334-9462
www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2940_3184---,00.html

For the injured person:
* Hospital bills and medical expenses.
* Loss of earnings, rehab and remedial services.
* Counseling for the injured person and family members.
* Replacement services needed because of the person’s injury.

Minnesota
Victim Assistance
Office of Justice Programs
Crime Victim Services
Bremer Tower, Suite 2300
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-201-7300
888-622-8799
Fax: 651-205-4808
www.ojp.state.mn.us/grants/crime_victim_grants/index.htm

Victim Compensation
Minnesota Crime Victims Reparations Board
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 2300
St. Paul, MN 55101-1515
651-201-7300
888-622-8799
Fax: 651-296-5787
www.ojp.state.mn.us/MCCVS/FinancialHelp

The following expenses may be covered if they are a result of the crime:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical and dental bills
  • Mental health counseling expenses
  • Child care and household services
  • Loss of wages
  • Crime scene cleanup
Financial support for dependents of a homicide victim

Mississippi
Victim Assistance
Office of Justice Programs
Division of Public Safety Planning
3750 I-55 North Frontage Road
Jackson, MS 39211
601-987-4990
Fax: 601-987-4154
www.dps.state.ms.us/dps/dps.nsf/divpages/ps2ojp?OpenDocumen

Victim Compensation
Office of the Attorney General
Crime Prevention & Victim Services
Crime Victim Compensation Division
Post Office Box 220
Jackson, MS 39205-0220
800-829-6766
601-359-6766
Fax: 601-359-3262
http://www.ago.state.ms.us/index.php/sections/victims/victim_compensation

Benefits and limits vary. The following benefits and limits apply for crimes occurring on or after July 1, 2007.
  • Medical expenses not covered by other sources, up to $15,000 per claim.
  • Transportation costs to obtain medical and/or mental health services that are at least 45 miles one way from the victim/claimant's residence, up to $500 per claim.
  • Mental health counseling for the victim/victim's family members, up to $3,500 per claim.
  • Lost wages for the victim, up to $600 per week for 52 weeks; not to exceed $20,000 per claim.
  • Funeral expenses, up to $6,500 and transportation costs to make arrangements or to attend funeral, up to $800 per claim.
  • Lost wages for claimant to make arrangements or to attend funeral, up to $600 per claim for one week.
  • Loss of support for dependents of a deceased victim, up to $600 per week for 52 weeks, not to exceed $20,000 per claim.
  • Domestic Violence Relocation Assistance, up to $2,000 one time benefit.
  • To request this benefit, an application and other required documents must be submitted within 30 days from the date of the crime.
  • Domestic Violence Temporary Housing Assistance, up to $500 one time benefit.
  • To request this benefit, an application and other required documents must be submitted within 30 days from the date of the crime.
  • Court related travel reimbursement, up to $1,000 per claim.
  • Repair/replacement costs for damaged windows, locks doors and/or other security devices for residential dwelling, up to $500 per claim.
  • Crime scene cleanup, up to $1,000 per claim. (Homicides only)
  • Execution travel, up to $1,000 per claim.
  • Maximum Award is $20,000
Missouri
Victim Assistance
Crime Victim Services Unit
301 W. High Street
Harry S. Truman Bldg., Room 870
PO Box 749
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-4905
Fax: 573-751-5399
http://www.dps.mo.gov/CVSU/Main/CVSUhome.htm

Victim Compensation
Crime Victims' Compensation
Missouri Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 3001
Jefferson City, MO 65102-3001
800-347-6881
573-526-6006
Fax: 573-526-4940
http://www.dps.mo.gov/CVC/index.htm

A claim may be filed for out-of-pocket expenses only. The following expenses are covered by our Program:
* Medical expenses
* Funeral expenses
* Counseling expenses
* Lost wages/or support

Montana
Victim Assistance
Office of Victim Services
Department of Justice
2225 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 201410
Helena, MT 59620-1410
406-444-1907
Fax: 406-444-4722
www.doj.mt.gov/victims/default.asp

Victim Compensation
Crime Victim Compensation Program
Office of Victim Services
Department of Justice
2225 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 201410
Helena, MT 59620-1410
800-498-6455
406-444-3653
Fax: 406-444-9680
www.doj.mt.gov/victims/victimcompensation.asp

Benefits may be awarded whether or not the offender was apprehended or prosecuted.
Maximum Benefits – The Crime Victim Compensation Program can pay up to $25,000 in benefits. The benefits are paid directly to the provider or, if the victim has already paid the expenses, to the victim.
Medical Costs– Payments are made for reasonable physician and hospital services, medicine, ambulance and other approved treatment.
Mental Health – Mental health counseling benefits are available for primary victims and may be available for secondary victims including:
certain family members such as the parent, spouse, child, brother or sister of a victim who is killed as a direct result of a crime the parents or siblings of a minor who is the victim of a sexual crime
a step-parent of a minor who is the victim of a sexual crime if the victim resides in the same house as the step-parent
The benefit limit for mental health counseling is $2,000 or one year, whichever occurs first. If additional counseling is needed, primary victims may request an extension.
Chiropractic Services – Benefits for chiropractic services can be paid for up to 30 visits
Wage Loss – If you lose more than 40 hours of work due to crime-related physical injury, benefits can be paid for a portion of your lost wages. The program reimburses lost wages if you were employed at the time the crime occurred.
Death Benefits – The surviving spouse or dependent may apply for the deceased victim's death benefits, medical costs and funeral expenses. Reasonable burial expenses are allowed up to $3,500.

Nebraska
Victim Assistance
Nebraska Crime Commission
Michael E. Behm, Executive Director
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94946
Lincoln, NE 68509-4946
402-471-2194
Fax: 402-471-2837
www.ncc.state.ne.us/crime_commission/organization_and_functions/
grants/crime_victims.html

Victim Compensation
Nebraska Crime Commission
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94946
Lincoln, NE 68509-4946
402-471-2828
Fax: 402-471-2837
www.ncc.state.ne.us/services_programs/crime_victim_reparations.htm

What is covered?

  • Medical expenses (hospital, doctor, dental, prescriptions, etc.) incurred as a direct result of the crime.
  • Loss of wages while under a doctor's care as a direct result of the crime.
  • Funeral expenses as a direct result of the crime (maximum of $5,000).
  • Loss of earning power as a direct result of the crime.
  • Counseling expenses as a direct result of the crime (maximum of $2,000).
  • Maximum award is $10,000 per incident.

Nevada
Victim Assistance
Nevada Division of Child & Family Services
4126 Technology Way, 3rd Floor
Carson City, NV 89706 
775-684-4449
Fax: 775-684-4428
www.dcfs.state.nv.us/

Victim Compensation
Victims of Crime Program
2200 South Rancho Drive Suite 130
Las Vegas NV 89102
702-486-2740
Fax: 702-486-2825
http://dadmin.state.nv.us/Victims_FAQs.htm

The program has a monetary case cap of $50,000 per victim that is set by State statute. A victim case can not exceed $50,000, however, there are limitations on some benefits.

Currently, counseling expenses are limited to $3,500; funeral costs are limited to $2,500; and there is a maximum of $300 per week for lost wages.

New Hampshire
Victim Assistance
Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3671
Fax: 603-271-2110
www.doj.nh.gov/grants/application.html

Victim Compensation
The New Hampshire Victims' Assistance Commission
Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301-6397
800-300-4500 (in NH only)
603-271-1284
Fax: 603-223-6290
http://doj.nh.gov/victim/compensation.html

The program can help with the following types of crime-related losses which are not covered by insurance or other resources, in an amount not to exceed a total of $10,000.00 per victim:

  • Medical and dental care;
  • Mental health counseling (up to $3,000.00 at a cap of $75.00/hour for individual therapy and $35.00/hour for group therapy);
  • Lost wages;
  • Loss of support for the dependents of homicide victims;
  • Funeral and burial costs for homicide victims (up to $3,000.00 for funeral/burial and $500 for grave marker;
  • Relocation expenses
  • 10 days of temporary emergency needs working through the crisis center
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses.

New Jersey
Victim Assistance
New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market Street, P.O. Box 085
Trenton, NJ 08625-0085
609-896-8855
Fax: 609-219-6596
www.nj.gov/lps/dcj/victimwitness/index.html

Victim Compensation
NJ Victims of Crime Compensation Agency
50 Park Place,
Newark, NJ, 07102.
973-648-2107
877-658-2221
Fax: 973-648-7875
www.state.nj.us/victims/

$25,000 Maximum Benefit
Mental Health Counseling

  • Homicide Survivor- $12,500
  • Injured Victim- $12,500
  • Secondary Victim(s)- $7,000
  • Group Counseling- $50 a sessions per victim
  • Medical Bills
  • Medical bills of injured victims not covered by insurance
  • Chiropractic/Physical Therapy- 30 Sessions
  • Medical Supplies and/or other Prescription Drugs
  • Medical Related Transportation- $30/day or $1,500 total
  • Loss of earnings or financial support
  • Maximum Amount-$600/Week
  • Loss of Support-48 Months
  • Loss of Earnings-direct victim- 104 Weeks
  • Permanent Disability-direct victim- 60 Months
  • Loss of Earnings-secondary victim-$7,000 max to care for primary victim
  • W-2 or Tax Return Required
Other
  • Funeral Cost-$5,000
  • Transportation to Funeral-$300/person or $1,500 total
  • Crime Scene Cleanup-$2,000
  • Relocation Expenses-$2,500
  • Domestic Help-$50/day or $6,500 total
  • Child Care/Day Care Services-$6,500
  • Victims’ Rights Attorney Fees(criminal matter)- $125/hr with a $1,000 max
  • Attorney fees for representing victims in regard to their VCCA claim

New Mexico
Victim Compensation
New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission
8100 Mountain Road, NE, Suite 106
Albuquerque, NM 87110
800-306-6262
505-841-9432
Fax: 505-841-9437
www.cvrc.state.nm.us

Awards up to a maximum of $20,000.00 (or a maximum of $50,000.00 in cases of permanent physical disability) can be made for the following:

  • Medical and dental care;
  • Mental health counseling; (30 session maximum)
  • Funeral and burial expenses; ($6,000.00 maximum)
  • Loss of earnings as a result of the crime;
  • Eyeglasses; ($350.00 maximum)
  • Or other medically necessary devices.

New York
Victim Compensation
New York State Crime Victims Board Toll Free Number:
1 Columbia Circle, Suite 200
Albany, NY 12203
518-457-8727
800-247-8035 (within state)
Fax: 518-457-8658
www.cvb.state.ny.us

The CVB offers compensation related to: personal injury, death and loss of essential personal property. The specific expenses CVB may cover include:

  • Medical and counseling expenses
  • Loss or damage of essential personal property (up to $500, including $100 for cash)
  • Burial/funeral expenses (up to $6,000)
  • Lost wages or lost support (up to $30,000)
  • Transportation (necessary court appearances for prosecution)
  • Occupational/vocational rehabilitation
  • Use of domestic violence shelters
  • Crime scene clean-up (up to $2,500)
  • Good Samaritan property losses (up to $5,000)
  • Moving expenses (up to $2,500)

North Carolina
Victim Assistance
Crime Control and Public Safety
4701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-4701
919-733-4564
Fax: 919-733-4625
www.gcc.state.nc.us/ForPreApp/victims.htm

Victim Compensation
Victims Compensation Services
4703 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4703
1-800-826-6200 (in North Carolina)
919-733-7974
Fax: 919-715-4209
www.nccrimecontrol.org/Index2.cfm?a=000003,000016

A maximum of $30,000 (plus an additional $5,000 for funeral expenses if the victim dies).
Funeral Expense Benefit
The funeral expense benefit does not pay for flowers, gravestone, and other items not directly related to the funeral service. It does pay for:

  • Burial
  • Cremation
  • Transportation of body
  • Maximum of $3,500
  • What may be compensated?
  • Medical expenses (i.e. doctors, hospitals, lab tests, ambulance, therapy)
  • Counseling
  • Loss of wages
  • Funeral expenses - maximum of $3,500
  • Prosthetics
  • Eyeglasses
  • Dental work
  • Wheelchair ramp/widening of doors
  • Hospital bed
  • Crime scene cleanup such as door or window locks, car interiors (cleaning of blood)

North Dakota
Victim Assistance
VOCA Administrator
Parole & Probation Division
PO Box 5521
Bismarck, ND 58506-5521
701-328-6193
Fax: 701-328-6186
www.nd.gov/docr//parole/voca_grant.htm

Compensation
Crime Victims Compensation
Field Services Division
Dept. of Corrections
PO Box 5521
Bismarck, ND 58506-5521
701-328-6195
800-445-2322
Fax: 701-328-6186
http://www.ndcrimevictims.org/compensation.htm

What help is available?

  • Reasonable medical, and mental health treatment and prescribed medication.
  • Wage Loss
  • Replacement services loss
  • Funeral expenses
  • Dependent's economic loss

Ohio
Victim Assistance
Crime Victims Services Section
150 E. Gay St., 25th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
800-582-2877
614-466-5610
Fax: 614-752-2732
www.ag.state.oh.us/victim/index.asp

Victim Compensation
Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program
150 E. Gay St., 25th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
800-582-2877
614-466-5610
Fax: 614-752-2732
www.ag.state.oh.us/victim/index.asp

The following is a list of types of economic losses that may be recovered:

  • Medical and related expenses.
  • Funeral and burial expenses (up to $7,500)
  • Dependents’ economic losses resulting from the death of a victim.
  • Counseling expenses for family members of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, homicide, or a crime that has resulted in a severed and permanent incapacitating injury such as paraplegia (up to $2,500 per family member and $7,500 in the aggregate for all family members).
  • Crime scene clean-up expenses (up to $750).
  • Compensation for property held as evidence (up to $750).

Oklahoma
Victim Assistance
District Attorneys Council
Victims Services Division
421 N.W. 13th, Suite 290
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
800-745-6098
405-264-5006
Fax: 405-264-5097
www.ok.gov/dac/Victims_Services/index.html

Victim Compensation
Oklahoma District Attorneys Council
Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board
421 NW 13th, Suite 290
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
405-264-5006
800-745-6098
Fax: 405-264-5097
www.ok.gov/dac/Victims_Services/Victims_Compensation_Program/

Out of pocket expenses allowable under this program are:

  • Medical and dental care;
  • Prescriptions;
  • Counseling and rehabilitation;
  • Work loss or loss of support;
  • Caregiver work loss;
  • Homicide crime scene clean-up;
  • Funeral and burial expense.

Oregon
Victim Assistance
Department of Justice
1162 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096
503-378-5348
Fax: 503-378-5738
www.doj.state.or.us/crimev/voca_publications.shtml

Victim Compensation
Crime Victims' Compensation Program
Department of Justice
1162 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096
503-378-5348
Fax: 503-378-5738
www.doj.state.or.us/crimev/comp.shtml

Types of Compensation Benefits:

  • Up to $20,000 for reasonable medical and/or counseling expenses from a licensed professional.
  • Up to $20,000 for reasonable grief counseling expenses from a licensed provider for survivors of a deceased victim.
  • Documented loss of earnings/support up to $400 per week to a maximum of $20,000.
  • Funeral expenses up to a maximum of $5,000.
  • Up to $5,000 for reasonable counseling expenses for abuse of corpse.
  • Rehabilitation up to a maximum of $4,000.
  • Up to $10,000 for reasonable counseling expenses from a licensed professional for children who witness domestic violence.
  • Up to $1,000 for reasonable counseling expenses for family members of an Oregon resident who is a victim of international terrorism.
  • Up to $500 for reasonable counseling expenses for friends or acquaintances of a deceased victim who are the first to discover the deceased victim's body

Pennsylvania
Victim Assistance
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
3101 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA  17110
1-800-233-2339 or 1-800-692-7292 (within state)
Fax: 717-772-4331
www.pccd.state.pa.us/pccd/site/default.asp

Victim Compensation
Direct Victim Services Unit
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
3101 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA  17110

1-800-233-2339 or 1-800-692-7292 (within state)
Fax: 717-787-4306
www.pccd.state.pa.us/pccd/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=571196
Which expenses are covered?
Medical
* hospital, doctor, dentist, ambulance, physical therapy, medical supplies and equipment, medicine, and costs to go to medical care.
Counseling
* for you, immediate family members, people living with you, and for a person who see a violent crime or finds a body of a murder victim.
Loss of Earnings
for you or for family members who cared for you.
Loss of Support
* money you lost because the person who supported you or your family with money was murdered.
Stolen Benefit Cash
Relocation
Funeral expenses
Crime-Scene Cleanup

Rhode Island
Victim Assistance
VOCA Administrator
Rhode Island Justice Commission
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
401-222-2620
Fax: 401-222-1294
www.rijustice.state.ri.us/voca

Victim Compensation
Office of the General Treasurer
Crime Victims Compensation Program
Program Administrator
40 Fountain Street, 1st Floor
Providence, RI 02903
401-222-8590
Fax: 401-222-4577
www.treasury.state.ri.us/crimevictim/
What expenses are covered?
The program can help with the following types of crime-related expenses, which are not covered by insurance or other resources, not to exceed $25,000.

  • Medical, dental and hospital expenses
  • Mental health counseling expenses
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of earnings (victim only)
  • Loss of support (dependents of homicide victim)

South Carolina
Victim Assistance
Accounting - Grants, Building D, 1st Floor
S. C. Department of Public Safety
10311 Wilson Blvd.
Post Office Box 1993
Blythewood, SC 29016-1993
803-896-8439
Fax: 803-896-8714
www.scdps.org/ojp/voca/voca_grant.html

Victim Compensation
State Office of Victim Assistance
1205 Pendleton Street
Edgar A. Brown Building, Room 401
Columbia, SC 29201
sova@oepp.sc.gov
803-734-1900
Fax: (803) 734-1708
Victims Only: 1-800-220-5370
Fax: 803-734-1708
www.govoepp.state.sc.us/sova/compensation.html
SOVA can help with certain types of crime related costs. In every case, the expense has to be linked to losses from injury or death as a result of the crime.

  • Up to a combined total of $15,000 for:
  • Medical Costs
  • Doctor ordered medicine, equipment, supplies, and treatment
  • Dental or orthodontic work
  • Other costs such as physical rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery, and transportation to doctor appointment
Counseling (from a licensed professional)
Burial Bills for a Deceased Victim (up to $4,000)
Lost Wages / Loss of Support

South Dakota
Victim Compensation
South Dakota Crime Victims’ Compensation Program
Department of Social Services
Office of Adult Services and Aging
700 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD  57501-2291
605-773-6317
1-800-696-9476
Fax: 605-773-6834
http://dss.sd.gov/elderlyservices/services/cvc/index.asp

Expenses must be reasonable in amount and may include:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Mental health counseling expenses;
  • Mileage;
  • Funeral and burial expenses;
  • Loss of earnings or support;
  • Dental and prosthetic devices;
  • Eyeglasses or corrective lenses;
  • Homicide scene cleanup expenses;
  • Replacement costs for personal property used as evidence, and
  • Other similar expenses.

Tennessee
Victim Assistance
Department of Finance and Administration
Office of Criminal Justice Programs
Tennessee State Capitol
Nashville, TN  37243
615-741-8277
Fax: 615-532-2989
www.state.tn.us/finance/rds/ocjp.htm

Victim Compensation
Criminal Injuries Compensation Program
Division of Claims Administration
502 Deadrick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0202
615-741-2734
Fax: 615-532-4979
www.treasury.state.tn.us/injury/index.htm
Benefits vary depending on the date of the crime and are based on expenses the victim/claimant owes for eligible services actually performed. The overall maximum benefit is $30,000.

  • Compensation for Medical or Mental Health Expenses
  • Compensation for Lost Wages
  • Compensation for Permanent Disability
  • Compensation for Pain and Suffering
  • Death Benefits
  • Compensation for Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Compensation for Property Loss or Damage
  • Compensation for Moving Expenses
  • Compensation for Travel to Trial
  • Compensation for Other Losses

Texas
Victim Assistance
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711-2428
512-463-1919
Fax: 512-475-2440
www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/cjd/

Victim Compensation
Crime Victims' Compensation
P.O. Box 12198
Austin, TX 78711-2198
1-800-983-9933
512-936-1200
Fax: 512-320-8270
www.oag.state.tx.us/victims/cvc.shtml
Claims may be approved for benefits up to a total of $50,000. These funds may be paid to the victim/claimant or to service providers on behalf of the victim. Approved claims may be awarded compensation for the following expenses related to the crime:

  • Medical, hospital, physical therapy or nursing care
  • Psychiatric care or counseling
  • Loss of earnings or support
  • Loss of wages due to participation in, or attendance at, the investigation, prosecutorial and judicial processes, and travel
  • Care of a child or a dependent
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Crime scene clean-up
  • Replacement costs for clothing, bedding, or property seized as evidence or rendered unusable as a result of the investigation
  • Reasonable attorney fees for assistance in filing the Crime Victims' Compensation application and in obtaining benefits, if the claim is approved
  • Loss of wages and travel to seek medical treatment
  • One time relocation expenses for domestic violence victims or for those sexual assault victims attacked in their own residence

Utah
Victim Assistance
Utah Office of Crime Victim Reparations
350 East 500 South, Suite 20
Salt Lake City, UT  84111
800-621-7444
801-238-2360
Fax: 801-533-4127
www.crimevictim.utah.gov

Victim Compensation
Utah Office of Crime Victim Reparations
350 East 500 South, Suite 20
Salt Lake City, UT  84111
800-621-7444
801-238-2360
Fax: 801-533-4127
www.crimevictim.utah.gov

  • Medical Care
  • Dental Care
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses
  • Relocation and Related Costs
  • Rent (Family Violence and Child Abuse Only)
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Loss of Support to Dependents
  • Child Care
  • Replacement of door locks, windows or other essential personal property required for the health and safety of the victim
  • Eyeglasses, hearing aids or other

Vermont
Victim Assistance
Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services
58 South Main St.
Waterbury, VT  05676
802-241-1250
1-800-750-1213 (within state)
Fax: 802-241-1253
www.ccvs.state.vt.us

Victim Compensation
Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services
58 South Main St.
Waterbury, VT  05676
802-241-1250
1-800-750-1213 (within state)
Fax: 802-241-1253
www.ccvs.state.vt.us
Where appropriate, money is available to pay for the following expenses, as long as they have not already been paid by other sources:

  • Medical and dental care
  • Counseling for victims and family members
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost wages due to time missed from work
  • Other expenses such as prescriptions, eyeglasses, and limited transportation costs
  • If death occurs as a result of the crime, legal dependents may receive temporary living expenses
  • Limited relocation assistance

Virginia
Victim Assistance
Department of Criminal Justice Services
202 North Ninth Street, 10th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
804-786-4000
Fax: 804-786-7980
www.dcjs.virginia.gov/victims

Victim Compensation
Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund (CICF)
P.O.Box 26927
Richmond, VA 23261
804-378-3434
1-800-552-4007
Fax: 804-378-4390
http://www.cicf.state.va.us/
Expenses eligible for reimbursement
The total maximum award is $15,000.00 expenses considered by the fund must be directly related to the crime.  CICF will consider payment for providers that your insurance company may refer to as Out-Of-Network.

Washington
Victim Assistance
Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development
Office of Crime Victims Advocacy
P.O. Box 48304
Olympia, WA 98504-8304
1-866-857-9889 (contractors) 
1-800-822-1067 Toll free
Fax: 360-586-7176
www.cted.wa.gov
Victim Compensation
Crime Victims Compensation Program
Department of Labor and Industries
PO Box 44520
Olympia WA 98504-4520
1-800-762-3716
360-902-5340
Fax: 360-902-5333
www.lni.wa.gov/ClaimsIns/CrimeVictims/About/default.asp
You may be entitled to the following:
  • Medical benefits
  • Wage replacement
  • Prescription coverage
  • Counseling
  • Benefits for permanent disability
  • Death benefits
West Virginia
Victim Assistance
WV Division of Criminal Justice Services
1204 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25301
304-558-8814 extension 210
Fax: 304-558-0391
www.wvdcjs.com/justiceprograms/victimsofcrime.html

Victim Compensation
Court of Claims
1900 Kanawha Blvd., E., Rm. W-334
Charleston, WV 25305-0610
304-347-4850
1-877-562-6878 (within state)
Fax: 304-347-4915
www.legis.state.wv.us/Joint/victims/main.cfm
The Fund can reimburse the following expenses if they are incurred as a direct result of a crime as long as there are no other sources of reimbursement available.

  • Medical/Dental
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Lost Wages/Income
  • Funeral/Burial
  • Lost Support of eligible dependents
  • Replacement service loss
  • Mileage to medical treatment facility

Wisconsin
Victim Assistance
Office of Crime Victim Services
P.O. Box 7951
Madison, WI 53707-7951
1-800-446-6564 (Victims only)
608-267-2251
Fax: 608-264-6368
www.doj.state.wi.us/cvs

Victim Compensation
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Crime Victim Compensation Program
P.O. Box 7951
Madison, WI 53707-7951
1-800-446-6564
608-264-6209
Fax: 608-264-6368
www.doj.state.wi.us/cvs/CVCompensation/Compensation_Brochure.asp
The Crime Victim Compensation Program pays up to $40,000 for certain out of picket expenses incurred by an eligible victim of crime who suffered a personal injury or death and are not covered by another source (i.e., insurance). Losses may include medical expenses, counseling expenses, lost wages, loss of support, replacement costs of clothing, bedding or other property held as evidence, cleaning and securing a crime scene, homemaker services and an additional $2,000 for funeral expenses. The Program does not cover property crimes.

Wyoming
Victim Assistance
The Wyoming Office of the Attorney General
Division of Victim Services
122 West 25th Street
Herschler Building, First Floor West
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Victim Helpline V/TTY: 888-996-8816 TTY/V
307-777-7200
Fax: 307-777-6683
http://vssi.state.wy.us/

Victim Compensation
The Wyoming Office of the Attorney General
Division of Victim Services
122 West 25th Street
Herschler Building, First Floor West
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Victim Helpline V/TTY: 888-996-8816 TTY/V
307-777-7200
Fax: 307-777-6863
http://vssi.state.wy.us/cvcHome.asp?heading=CrimeVictimCompensation
What Benefits Are Available?

  • Maximum award up to $15,000
  • Funeral expenses are limited to $5,000
  • Lost wages are limited to $500 per month
  • Emergency awards up to $1,000
  • What Types of Expenses Can Be Compensated?
  • Medical, dental and hospital services
  • Mental health counseling and care
  • Funeral/burial expenses
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of support to dependents
  • Homemaker replacement services loss
  • Eyeglasses, hearing aids and other prosthetic or medically necessary devices
  • Certain other out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the crime
Income: 1,000,000
State: All
Age: All
Subject Category: Living Expenses/Health
Money Type: Free Money/ Services
Contact: N/A
Application: N/A

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