Victims of Crime Application allows you to create a personal profile for the first time and continue to update it as your situation changes. The more you provide, the better our database can help support your application for financial compensation under the Victims of Crime Act. It provides information about the rights and benefits available to victims of crime. The website provides a way for victims to report the crime and find resources that can help them recover from being a victim of crime.
If you are a victim of crime and need financial assistance, you may be eligible for an award from the Victims of Crime Compensation Program (VOCP). The purpose of the Victims of Crime Compensation Program is to provide fair and just compensation to victims with an order against a convicted offender.
VOCA is a system that provides compensation and restitution to victims of federal crimes. This application will help you determine if you are eligible to receive crime victim compensation or restitution.
Fill out the Victims of Crime Application to help identify your victim services needs, eligibility and benefits. The information you provide will be shared with the Police Department’s Victim Services Unit and/or other city departments (e.g., Human Resources, Police Training Institute).
Who is eligible for Victims of crime?
Victims of crime may be eligible for assistance under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) if they meet certain requirements. VOCA funds may be used to make payments to victims, or reimburse victims for expenses such as lost wages, medical expenses, and funeral costs. Many states have organizations that provide services for crime victims, such as counseling and notifications about the status of a criminal case. These organizations can help determine whether you are eligible for federal grants from VOCA.
If you are a victim of crime and your situation meets the following criteria, you may be eligible for Victim of Crime Compensation: You were injured as a direct result of an offence A person died and you could have been considered a ‘close family member’ (spouse, common-law partner, parent, step-parent or grandparent) at the time of death. They can be members of one or more of these groups: individuals and their dependants, victims of crime who lack an interest in the proceedings, victims who are dead or from whom a valid consent cannot be obtained, and those in a state of coma. A child sustained severe emotional trauma as a direct result of an offence committed against his or her mother, father or guardian.
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