What is covered?

The Crime Victim Compensation Program can cover crime-related expenses for:

  • Crime Scene Clean-up
  • Funerals (up to $5,000)
  • Medical Costs
  • Mental Health Counseling (up to $5,000)
  • Wage Loss (pays at minimum wage and requires sick and vacation leave be used first)

The Compensation Program CANNOT cover:

  • Attorney Fees
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Property Loss or Repair
  • Victimization of a person serving a sentence of imprisonment or who has escaped imprisonment in a detention facility, home arrest, or work furlough program

Awards may be reduced or denied in the following situations:

  • Compensation program funds are insufficient to make an award
  • The victim bears some degree of responsibility for the cause of injury or death through negligence or intentional unlawful conduct, if that conduct substantially provoked or aggravated the incident causing the injury or death
  • The victim has not fully cooperated with the appropriate law enforcement agency
  • The victim or derivative victim recouped the economic loss from a collateral source

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