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We have been investigating help for those who are victims of a crime. We even had Lil' Lesko travel 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.
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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. For more information you may contact:
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
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, dial1-800-656-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.aspx1-800-394-22551-800-211-7996 (TTY)
If you, or someone you know, are a victim of dating violence, please call: National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline; http://www.loveisrespect.org/1-866-331-94741-866-331-8453 TTYYou can also chat live on-line with a trained Peer Advocate from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (CST) daily.
Alabama Victim Assistance Law Enforcement Traffic Safety DivisionAlabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs401 Adams Ave.P. O. Box 5690Montgomery, AL 36103-5690334-242-5811 Fax: 334-242-0712 www.adeca.alabama.gov/txtlstvw.aspx?LstID=fecdc850-4814-4244-be5d-20c343062225
Victim Compensation Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission5845 Carmichael RoadMontgomery, AL 36117-2329334-290-4420800-541-9388Fax: 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 SafetyCouncil on Domestic Violence & Sexual AssaultP.O. Box 111200Juneau, AK 99811-1200907-465-4356 Fax: 907-465-3627 www.dps.state.ak.us/cdvsa
Victim CompensationViolent Crimes Compensation Board PO Box 110230Juneau, AK 99811907-465-3040800-764-3040Fax: 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 AssistanceArizona Department of Public SafetyCrime Victim Services UnitP.O. Box 6638, MND1320Phoenix, AZ 85005602-223-2685Fax: 602-223-2943 www.azvictims.com
Victim CompensationArizona Criminal Justice Commission1110 W Washington Ste#230Phoenix, AZ 85007602-364-1146Fax: 602-364-1175www.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 ServicesVictim Justice and Assistance Grants Section1515 West Seventh StreetSuite 4171515 BuildingLittle Rock, AR 72201501-683-1685Fax: 501-682-5155www.arkansas.gov/dfa/igs/igs_voca.html
Victim Compensation Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations ProgramOffice of the Attorney General323 Center Street, Suite 200Little Rock, AR 72201501-682-1020 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 Services3650 Schriever Ave.Mather, CA 95655800-842-8467www.oes.ca.gov/Operational/OESHome.nsf/CJPDHome?OpenForm
Victim Compensation Victim Compensation ProgramP.O. Box 3036Sacramento, CA 95812-3036800-777-9229Fax: 916-491-6420http://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 crimeA 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 Assistance2460 W. 26th Avenue, Suite 255-C Denver, CO 80211303-861-1160 800-261-2682 Fax: 303-861-1265http://www.coloradocrimevictims.org/
Victim Compensation Office For Victims ProgramsDivision of Criminal Justice700 Kipling Street, Suite 1000Denver, CO 80215 303-239-5719Fax: 303-239-5743http://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 doorsVictims 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 Services225 Spring St., Fourth FloorWethersfield, CT 06109800-922-8428860-263-2760Fax: 860-747-6428 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 CouncilCarvel State Office Bldg.820 N.French Street, 10th Fl.Wilmington, DE 19801302-577-8693 Fax: 302-577-3440 http://cjc.delaware.gov/
Victim Compensation Violent Crimes Compensation Board240 N. James Street, Suite 203Newport DE 19804302-995-8383Delaware Victim Center1-800-VICTIM-1 In-State OnlyFax: 302-995-8387 http://courts.delaware.gov/vccb/
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 evidenceThe 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 ServicesJohn A Wilson Building1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 407Washington, DC 20004 202-727-3934Fax: 202-727-1617http://ovs.dmpsj.dc.gov/ovs/site/default.asp
Victim Compensation DC Superior Court's Crime Victims Compensation Program 515 5th Street, NWSuite 109Washington, DC 20001202-879-4216Fax: 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 GeneralState of FloridaThe Capitol PL-01Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050800-226-6667850-414-3300 Fax: 850-487-3013 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 Council104 Marietta St., Suite 440Atlanta, GA 30303-2743 404-657-2222 Fax: 404-463-7652 http://cjcc.ga.gov/victimDetails.aspx?id=240
Victim Compensation Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program104 Marietta St., Suite 440Atlanta, GA 30303-2743 404-657-2222 Fax: 404-463-7652 1-800-547-0060http://cjcc.ga.gov/victimDetails.aspx?id=62
Medical Expenses: $15,000 Counseling Bills: $3,000 Funeral Expenses: $3,000Lost Wages/Support: $10,000 Crime Scene Clean-up: $1,500 Victims' total reward CANNOT exceed $25,000.00.
Hawaii Victim Assistance Department of the Attorney General425 Queen StreetHonolulu, HI 96813 808-586-1151Fax: 808-586-1373 http://hawaii.gov/ag/cpja/main/gp/
Victim Compensation Department of Public SafetyCrime Victim Compensation Commission1136 Union MallRoom 600Honolulu HI 96813808-587-1143 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 Assistance450 W. State Street, 10th FloorPO Box 83720Boise, ID 83720-0036208-334-6512800-291-0463www2.state.id.us/crimevictim
Victim Compensation Idaho Industrial CommissionP.O. Box 83720Boise, ID 83720-0041208-334-6000 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 Victim Assistance Crime Victim Services DivisionOffice of the Attorney General100 West Randolph Street, 13th FloorChicago, IL 60601312-814-2581312-814-4231 (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 Institute101 West Washington Street - Suite 1170, East TowerIndianapolis, IN 46204800-353-1484317-232-3912Fax: 317-232-4979www.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 GeneralVictim Assistance Division302 West Washington Street, 5th FloorIndianapolis, IN 46204 800-258-0993317-232-1233Fax: 317-233-3912http://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/legal/victim/
Iowa Victim Assistance Iowa Attorney GeneralCrime Victim Assistance Division Lucas Building, Ground FloorDes Moines, IA 50319 800-373-5044515-281-5044 Fax: 515-281-8199 www.iowaattorneygeneral.org/helping_victims/services/index.html
Victim CompensationAttorney General's OfficeCrime Victim Compensation ProgramLucas Building, Ground FloorDes 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: $6,000Homicide Victim survivors: $6,000Medical or counseling appointments: $1,000Court or justice proceedings: $1,000Loss of support for dependents: $4,000Counseling:Victim and Survivor counseling: $5,000Secondary victim counseling: $2,000Medical:Medical care for victims: $25,000Medical care for homicide survivors: $3,000Other:Funeral and burial: $7,500Residential crime scene clean up: $1,000Replace clothing and bedding held as evidence: $200Child care required for court or medical: $1,000Crime related travel: $1,000Replacement of home security items: $500
Kansas Victim Assistance Kansas Organization for Victims AssistancePO Box 2865 Topeka, KS 66601-2865 785-296-7429www.kovakansas.org/
Victim Compensation Crime Victims Compensation Board120 SW 10th Ave, 2nd FloorTopeka, KS 66612-1597785-296-2359 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 AdvocacyOffice of the Attorney GeneralThe Capitol, Suite 118700 Capitol AvenueFrankfort, KY 40601-3449502-564-8258 800-372-2551 Fax: 502-564-5244 http://ag.ky.gov/victims/
Victim Compensation Crime Victims Compensation Board 130 Brighton Park Blvd.Frankfort, KY 40601502-573-7986800-469-2120Fax: 502-573-4817www.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 Justice1885 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 BoardLouisiana Commission on Law Enforcement1885 Wooddale Blvd. Rm. 723Baton 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
Victim Compensation Victims' Compensation ProgramOffice of the Attorney General6 State House StationAugusta, ME 04333-0006207-624-7882Fax: 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 devicesExpenses NOT covered: property losses, compensation for pain and suffering, and other losses not medically related.
Maryland Victim Assistance Office of Victim ServicesMaryland Department of Human Resources410-767-7565 877-868-2196Fax: 410-333-0256 www.dhr.state.md.us/victim
Victim Compensation Criminal Injuries Compensation BoardSuite 206, Plaza Office Center6776 Reisterstown RoadBaltimore, MD 21215410-585-3010888-679-9347Fax: 410-764-3815www.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 1101Boston, MA 02108617-727-5200Fax: 617-727-6552www.state.ma.us/mova
Victim Compensation Office of Attorney General Martha CoakleyVictim Compensation & Assistance DivisionOne Ashburton Place, 19th floorBoston, MA 02108-1698(617) 727-2200(617) 742-6262 faxhttp://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 expensesExpenses not covered: property losses, compensation for pain and suffering, and all other losses
Michigan Victim Assistance Crime Victim AssistanceCapitol View Building201 Townsend StreetLansing, 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 Commission320 South Walnut St.Lansing, MI 48913517-373-7373Fax: 517-334-9462www.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 ProgramsCrime Victim ServicesBremer Tower, Suite 2300445 Minnesota StreetSt. Paul, MN 55101651-201-7300 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 2300St. Paul, MN 55101-1515651-201-7300 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 ProgramsDivision of Public Safety Planning3750 I-55 North Frontage RoadJackson, MS 39211601-987-4990Fax: 601-987-4154www.dps.state.ms.us/dps/dps.nsf/divpages/ps2ojp?OpenDocument
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 601-359-6766Fax: 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 Unit301 W. High StreetHarry S. Truman Bldg., Room 870PO Box 749Jefferson City, MO 65102573-751-4905 Fax: 573-751-5399 http://www.dps.mo.gov/CVSU/Main/CVSUhome.htm
Victim CompensationCrime Victims' CompensationMissouri Department of Public SafetyP.O. Box 3001Jefferson City, MO 65102-3001800-347-6881 573-526-6006Fax: 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 ServicesDepartment of Justice2225 11th AvenueP.O. Box 201410Helena, MT 59620-1410406-444-1907Fax: 406-444-4722 www.doj.mt.gov/victims/default.asp
Victim Compensation Crime Victim Compensation ProgramOffice of Victim ServicesDepartment of Justice2225 11th AvenueP.O. Box 201410Helena, MT 59620-1410800-498-6455 406-444-3653 Fax: 406-444-9680www.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 crimethe parents or siblings of a minor who is the victim of a sexual crimea step-parent of a minor who is the victim of a sexual crime if the victim resides in the same house as the step-parentThe 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 CommissionMichael E. Behm, Executive Director301 Centennial Mall SouthPO Box 94946Lincoln, NE 68509-4946402-471-2194 Fax: 402-471-2837 www.ncc.state.ne.us/crime_commission/organization_and_functions/grants/crime_victims.html
Victim Compensation Nebraska Crime Commission301 Centennial Mall SouthP.O. Box 94946Lincoln, NE 68509-4946402-471-2828Fax: 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 Services4126 Technology Way, 3rd Floor Carson City, NV 89706 775-684-4449 Fax: 775-684-4428www.dcfs.state.nv.us/
Victim Compensation Victims of Crime Program2200 South Rancho Drive Suite 130Las Vegas NV 89102702-486-2740 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 Justice33 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: 603-223-6290http://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 JusticeRichard J. Hughes Justice Complex25 Market Street, P.O. Box 085Trenton, NJ 08625-0085609-896-8855Fax: 609-219-6596www.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: 973-648-7875www.state.nj.us/victims/
$25,000 Maximum BenefitMental Health Counseling*Homicide Survivor- $12,500*Injured Victim- $12,500*Secondary Victim(s)- $7,000 *Group Counseling- $50 a sessions per victimMedical 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 totalLoss 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 RequiredOther*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 Commission8100 Mountain Road, NE, Suite 106Albuquerque, NM 87110800-306-6262505-841-9432 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 200Albany, NY 12203518-457-8727 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 Safety4701 Mail Service CenterRaleigh, NC 27699-4701919-733-4564 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) 919-733-7974Fax: 919-715-4209www.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 AdministratorParole & Probation DivisionPO Box 5521Bismarck, ND 58506-5521701-328-6193 Fax: 701-328-6186 www.nd.gov/docr//parole/voca_grant.htm
Victim CompensationCrime Victims Compensation Field Services Division Dept. of CorrectionsPO Box 5521Bismarck, ND 58506-5521701-328-6195800-445-2322 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 Section150 E. Gay St., 25th FloorColumbus, OH 43215800-582-2877 614-466-5610 Fax: 614-752-2732 www.ag.state.oh.us/victim/index.asp
Victim Compensation Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program150 E. Gay St., 25th FloorColumbus, OH 43215800-582-2877 614-466-5610 Fax: 614-752-2732www.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 CouncilVictims Services Division421 N.W. 13th, Suite 290Oklahoma City, OK 73103800-745-6098 405-264-5006 Fax: 405-264-5097 www.ok.gov/dac/Victims_Services/index.html
Victim Compensation Oklahoma District Attorneys CouncilOklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board421 NW 13th, Suite 290Oklahoma City, OK 73103405-264-5006800-745-6098Fax: 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 Justice1162 Court Street NE Salem, OR 97301-4096503-378-5348 Fax: 503-378-5738 www.doj.state.or.us/crimev/voca_publications.shtml
Victim Compensation Crime Victims' Compensation ProgramDepartment of Justice1162 Court St. NESalem, OR 97301-4096503-378-5348 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 Delinquency3101 North Front StreetHarrisburg, PA 171101-800-233-2339 or 1-800-692-7292 (within state) Fax: 717-772-4331www.pccd.state.pa.us/pccd/site/default.asp
Victim Compensation Direct Victim Services UnitPennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency3101 North Front StreetHarrisburg, PA 171101-800-233-2339 or 1-800-692-7292 (within state) Fax: 717-787-4306www.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 CashRelocationFuneral expensesCrime-Scene Cleanup Rhode Island Victim Assistance VOCA AdministratorRhode Island Justice CommissionOne Capitol HillProvidence, RI 02908401-222-2620 Fax: 401-222-1294 www.rijustice.state.ri.us/voca
Victim Compensation Office of the General TreasurerCrime Victims Compensation ProgramProgram Administrator40 Fountain Street, 1st FloorProvidence, RI 02903401-222-8590Fax: 401-222-4577www.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 FloorS. C. Department of Public Safety10311 Wilson Blvd.Post Office Box 1993Blythewood, SC 29016-1993803-896-8439Fax: 803-896-8714 www.scdps.org/ojp/voca/voca_grant.html
Victim Compensation State Office of Victim Assistance1205 Pendleton StreetEdgar A. Brown Building, Room 401Columbia, SC email@example.comFax: (803) 734-1708Victims Only: 1-800-220-5370Fax: 803-734-1708www.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 ProgramDepartment of Social ServicesOffice of Adult Services and Aging700 Governors Dr.Pierre, SD 57501-2291605-773-63171-800-696-9476Fax: 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 AdministrationOffice of Criminal Justice ProgramsTennessee State CapitolNashville, TN 37243615-741-8277 Fax: 615-532-2989 www.state.tn.us/finance/rds/ocjp.htm
Victim Compensation Criminal Injuries Compensation ProgramDivision of Claims Administration 502 Deadrick StreetNashville, TN 37243-0202615-741-2734 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 AssistanceOffice of the GovernorP.O. Box 12428Austin, TX 78711-2428 512-463-1919 Fax: 512-475-2440 www.governor.state.tx.us/divisions/cjd/
Victim CompensationCrime 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 Reparations350 East 500 South, Suite 20Salt Lake City, UT 84111800-621-7444801-238-2360 Fax: 801-533-4127 www.crimevictim.utah.gov
Victim Compensation Utah Office of Crime Victim Reparations350 East 500 South, Suite 20Salt Lake City, UT 84111800-621-7444801-238-2360 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 Services58 South Main St.Waterbury, VT 05676802-241-1250 1-800-750-1213 (within state) Fax: 802-241-1253 www.ccvs.state.vt.us
Victim CompensationVermont Center for Crime Victim Services58 South Main St.Waterbury, VT 05676802-241-1250 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 Services202 North Ninth Street, 10th FloorRichmond, VA 23219804-786-4000 Fax: 804-786-7980 www.dcjs.virginia.gov/victims
Victim Compensation Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund (CICF) P.O.Box 26927Richmond, VA 23261804-378-3434 1-800-552-4007 Fax: 804-378-4390 http://www.cicf.state.va.us/
Expenses eligible for reimbursementThe 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 AdvocacyP.O. Box 48304Olympia, WA 98504-83041-866-857-9889 (contractors) 1-800-822-1067 Toll free Fax: 360-586-7176 www.cted.wa.gov
Victim Compensation Crime Victims Compensation ProgramDepartment of Labor and IndustriesPO Box 44520Olympia WA 98504-45201-800-762-3716 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 Services1204 Kanawha Boulevard, EastCharleston, WV 25301304-558-8814 extension 210 Fax: 304-558-0391 www.wvdcjs.com/justiceprograms/victimsofcrime.html
Victim Compensation Court of Claims1900 Kanawha Blvd., E., Rm. W-334Charleston, 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 ServicesP.O. Box 7951Madison, WI 53707-79511-800-446-6564 (Victims only)608-267-2251 Fax: 608-264-6368 www.doj.state.wi.us/cvs
Victim Compensation Wisconsin Department of JusticeCrime Victim Compensation ProgramP.O. Box 7951Madison, WI 53707-79511-800-446-6564 608-264-6209Fax: 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 GeneralDivision of Victim Services 122 West 25th StreetHerschler Building, First Floor WestCheyenne, WY 82002Victim Helpline V/TTY: 888-996-8816 TTY/V307-777-7200 Fax: 307-777-6683http://vssi.state.wy.us/
Victim Compensation The Wyoming Office of the Attorney GeneralDivision of Victim Services 122 West 25th StreetHerschler Building, First Floor WestCheyenne, WY 82002Victim Helpline V/TTY: 888-996-8816 TTY/V307-777-7200 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