Crime Victim Compensation
- Helping Crime Victims Survive
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- About Crime Victim Compensation in Michigan If you suffered physical injury from a violent crime, the Crime Victim Compensation Program might be able to help. The program helps pay out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost earnings, and funeral bills. It also provides reimbursement for grief counseling, crime scene clean-up or other financial assistance. The application process is simple. You can either mail or fax in your application. Victim compensation is awarded as a last resort - publicly or privately sponsored insurances and court ordered restitution must be paid first. It typically takes 8-10 weeks to determine eligibility.
- A Victim Rights message from the Prosecuting Attorneys Association Click here to view video
- Crime Victim Compensation Brochure Click here to view a brochure about eligibility, what kind of financial help may be available, when you should file a claim, how the claim process works, and other important information.
- What expenses are eligible for Reimbursement Effective 12-16-2010 Eligible expenses effective 12.16.2010
- Application for Crime Victim Compensation Click here to view or download a copy of the application.
- Checklist for Crime Victim Compensation Requests Checklist for Crime Victim Compensation Requests
- Spanish Compensation Application and Brochure Click here to view Spanish Compensation Brochure and Application
- Arabic Compensation Application and Brochure Click here to view Arabic Compensation Application and Brochure
- Victims Only Toll-Free Number: 1-877-251-7373
- SAFE Response Brochure and Claim Form Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Brochure and claim form
Crime Victim Rights
- About Crime Victim Rights in Michigan Information about the Crime Victims Rights Act, the Michigan Crime Victim Notification Network, Michigan's constitutional amendment for crime victims' rights, and the criminal assessments act to support the Crime Victims Rights Fund.
- Constitutional Amendment for Crime Victims Rights Excerpt from the Constitution of the State of Michigan describing the rights of crime victims, enforcement, and assessments against convicted defendants.
- Crime Victim Rights Assessment Report View the form used to report criminal assessments collected by Michigan courts. Assessments collected support the Crime Victim Rights Fund.
- Guidelines for Prosecuting Attorney Victim Rights Programs Click here to view the "Guidelines for Prosecuting Attorney Victim Rights Programs"
- Michigan Crime Victim Notification Network Brochure Click here to view a brochure about a free, confidential, computer-based service that provides victims of crime with information and notification about crimes committed in Michigan.
- Spanish Michigan Crime Victim Notification Network Brochure Click here for Spanish Michigan Crime Victim Notification Network Brochure
- National Victim Notification Network View the national database of defendant/inmate custody status and court information.
Crime Victim Assistance
- VIDEO-CVSC testifies before Attorney General Eric Holder's task force on Children Exposed to Violence. VIDEO-CVSC testifies before Attorney General Eric Holder's task force on Children Exposed to Violence.
- For more information on the Attorney General's Defending Childhood Task Force, visit http://www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood/ For more information on the Attorney General's Defending Childhood Task Force, visit http://www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood/
- Directory of Prosecutors and Victim Service Agencies by County Directory of Prosecutors and Victim Service Agencies by County
- About Crime Victim Assistance in Michigan The federal Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) ushered in a new era in crime victim assistance in America. In response to findings and recommendations issued by the President's Task Force on Victims of Crime and the Attorney General's Task Force on Violent Crime, VOCA established the first significant national program in support
- VOCA Grantees are required to ensure compliance with applicable Federal Civil Rights laws. Questions about these requirements are to be directed to Leslie O'Reilly, VOCA Program Specialist at 1-517-241-5249 or oreillyL@michigan.gov
- Methods of Administration
- Program Discrimination Complaint Policies and Procedures
- Employment Discrimination Complaint Policies and Procedures
- Federal Civil Rights Complaint form
- Federal Civil Rights Complaint Contacts
- Federal Civil Rights Laws Training PowerPoint
- Federal Civil Rights Laws Training Acknowledgement Form
The Michigan Advocate
- The Michigan Advocate The Michigan Advocate was created in 2000 to provide information and resources to VOCA Grantee-agencies and other crime victim programs and advocates in Michigan and throughout the country. This publication strives to help professionals maintain comprehensive and quality services to victims of crime and to inform advocates of broader issues affecting crime victim services.