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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.

Fifty Years of Crime Victim Compensation in America

California's Victim Compensation Program, established in 1965, was the first organized victim service program of any type in the United States, preceding domestic violence programs and other types of victim assistance agencies. Director Julie Nauman honors that anniversary in a message, noting that the program has paid out $2.3 billion in benefits to victims, and emphasizing the need to engage with communities to "spread the conversation about victim rights and work to end violence."

Below is a list maintained by NACVCB of links to the Websites of state crime victim compensation programs. You can find out specific information about each program's benefits, requirements, and procedures from clicking on the links.

In addition, you can click here for a link to the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) aggregate listing of websites in all states for many types of victim-service-related programs.