The Victim/Witness Assistance Project also submits claims to the Victim Compensation Assistance Program to help recoup losses suffered by victims of crime.
Victims may be eligible for the following expenses:
Medical Expenses refers to treatment, including hospital fees, dental fees and other expenses related to the injury, including physical therapy, ambulance, medications, and medical equipment and supplies.
Home Healthcare could consist of at-home nursing care provided by an outside agency or individual when a victim has injuries directly related to the crime.
Counseling that is necessary as a direct result of the crime. Victims, witnesses, family members, and others may be eligible. Contact CVVC for more information and an assessment of your eligibility.
Loss of Earnings may be considered for a victim who is unable to work due to physical disability or emotional distress related to the crime.
Loss of Support payments may be made for financial dependents of a deceased victim.
Funeral Expenses are considered for any person who assumes the obligation, or who pays the funeral or burial expenses brought about as a direct result of the crime.
Crime Scene Cleanup refers to the reasonable and necessary costs of cleaning the crime scene of a private residence. A private residence includes an apartment, condominium, mobile home or other personal living space.
Relocation Expenses include the temporary or permanent relocation of the direct victim and the individuals residing in his/her household for the immediate protection of their safety and/or health.
Stolen Benefit Cash refers to cash stolen or defrauded from victims whose primary source of income includes Social Security, retirement/pension, disability, or court-ordered child/spousal support.
Replacement of Medical Devices includes expenses for the replacement of prosthetic devices, eyeglasses or other corrective lenses, hearing aids, canes, walkers, and dental devices either stolen or damaged as a result of the crime.
Transportation Expenses can be considered for several situations including, but not limited to, transportation to medical and counseling appointments. Transportation expenses to court are not eligible.
Child Care expenses can be considered for attendance at mandatory court appearances, medical or counseling appointments, or relocation.
Replacement Service expenses can be considered for services provided by someone who replaces services that the victim normally provided him/herself. Replacement services include normal daily household chores, such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, lawn care services, transportation, childcare, etc.
Expenses NOT Covered:
- Pain and Suffering
- Property Loss
The Victims Compensation Assistance Program is regarded as "the payer of last resort". Other sources must be utilized and exhausted before payment can be considered. Also, if you are awarded Victims Compensation and later receive restitution or a civil award, the Victims Compensation Assistance Program must be reimbursed.