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Victims of Crime in Virginia

Victims of Crime in Virginia

People impacted by crime in Virginia can apply for assistance with reasonable and necessary expenses that arise from the crime. These can include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Prescriptions
  • Crime-Scene Clean-Up
  • Moving
  • Temporary Housing
  • Mileage
    • to medical appointments
    • to court-related appointments for child victims
  • Loss of Support
    • From an Offender removed from the home in domestic violence or child sexual-assault cases
    • Dependents of Homicide Victims
  • Counseling
    • For direct victims
    • For children who witness domestic violence
    • For the immediate family of a homicide victim

Eligibility Requirements

There are some eligibility requirements defined by Virginia law. However, there is some flexibility for child victims and other special circumstances. Contacting VVF or a local victim advocate may help in understanding these criteria.

The eligibility criteria are laid out below:

THE VICTIM

  • must cooperate with law enforcement agencies and the courts
  • was not involved in illegal activity which caused the crime
  • did not provoke or willingly take part in the crime

THE CRIME

  • was committed in Virginia, or a country where Virginia residents are not eligible for compensation
  • was reported to a law enforcement agency within 120 hours (5 days), unless there is good reason for the delay

► Contact the Virginia Victims Fund: www.cicf.state.va.us/content/contact-virginia-victims-fund

 


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