Member News and Information
The mission of the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards is to provide leadership, professional development, and collaborative opportunities to our members to strengthen their capacity to improve services to crime victims and survivors. We share a vision of working together so that every victim compensation program is fully funded, optimally staffed, and functioning effectively to help victims cope with the costs of crime.
Our Members-Only section is open to managers, staff and Board members of government crime victim compensation programs. Contact us if you need assistance logging in.
Our National Conference for our member crime victim compensation programs is in the planning and development stages. More information will be sent as soon as it is available.
Our latest Crime Victim Compensation Quarterly can be found by clicking here. Our lead article focuses on some of the challenges compensation programs face in 2014.
National Crime Victims Rights Week, April 6 - 12, 2014 . . . 30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice
Click here to see the summary and text of OVC's Vision 21 Report.
The application should be submitted as soon as possible. The compensation program will review the application to determine eligiblity and to decide what costs can be paid, and will notify the applicant of the program's decision.
2. Where does a victim apply?
Victims generally should apply in the state where the crime occurred. A few states may offer eligibility to their residents for crimes commited in other U.S. jurisdictions, but primary coverage staill comes from the state where the crime occurred. About half the states offer help to their residents who are victims of crimes committed in foreign lands. Foreign coverage is a matter of state law, and the individual state should be contacted regarding eligibility.