• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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
• Compliance with Federal Civil Rights LawsVOCA 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
• 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.