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Help in Your State

All states receive Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from OVC to help support crime victim assistance and compensation programs.

There are resources in your immediate area that offer services to victims of crime. You may be eligible for crime victim compensation benefits, including reimbursement for medical services, mental health counseling, lost wages, and other costs incurred as a result of the crime.

Information about victim assistance and victim compensation your state/territory is available in the table below.

Additional resources and information for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse is available on these U.S. Department of Justice websites—

VOCA-Funded Assistance and Compensation Programs

State/Territory Victim Assistance Program Victim Compensation Program
Alabama Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Law Enforcement and Safety Division
Phone: 334-353-3252
Fax: 334-242-0712
Alabama Crime Victims' Compensation Commission
Phone: 334-290-4420
Fax: 334-290-4455
Alaska Alaska's Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Phone: 907-465-4321
Fax: 907-465-3627
Alaska Department of Administration
Violent Crimes Compensation Board

Phone: 800-764-3040
Fax: 907-465-2379
American Samoa American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency
Phone: 684-633-5221 Ext. 5222
Not Available
Arizona Arizona Department of Public Safety
Phone: 602-223-2000
Fax: 602-223-2943
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission's Crime Victim Services
Phone: 877-668-2252
Fax: 602-364-1175
Arkansas Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration
Phone: 501-682-5266
Fax: 501-682-1029
Arkansas Department of Public Safety
Crime Victims Reparations Board
Phone: 501-682-1020
Fax: 501-682-5313
California California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Phone: 916-845-8835
California Victim Compensation Board
Phone: 800-777-9229 
Colorado Office for Victims Program
Phone: 303-239-5703
Office for Victims Program
Phone: 303-239-4493
Connecticut State of CT Judicial Branch Office of Victim Services
Phone: 800-822-8428
State of CT Judicial Branch Office of Victim Services
Victim Compensation Program
Phone: 888-286-7347
Fax: 860-263-2780
Delaware State of Delaware Criminal Justice Council
Phone: 302-577-8726
Fax: 302-577-3440
Delaware Department of Justice
Victims' Compensation Assistance Program
Phone: 302-255-1770
Fax: 302-577-1326
District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
Phone: 202-727-6537
Fax: 202-727-6332
DC Courts Crime Victims Compensation Program
Phone: 202-879-4216
Fax: 202-879-4230
Florida Florida Office of the Attorney General
Crime Victims' Services
Phone: 800-226-6667
Florida Office of the Attorney General
Crime Victims' Services
Phone: 800-226-6667
Fax: 850-487-1595
Georgia Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Phone: 404-657-1956
Fax: 404-559-4960
Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Phone: 404-657-2222
Guam Office of the Guam Attorney General
Victim Services Division
Phone: 671-475-3324 Ext. 5431
Fax: 671-477-4703
Office of the Guam Attorney General
Victim Services Division
Phone: 671–475–3324 Ext. 5431
Fax: 671–477–4703
Hawaii Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
Phone: 808-586-1054
Fax: 808-586-1097
Crime Victim Compensation Commission
Phone: 808-587-1143
Fax: 808-587-1146
Idaho Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance
Phone: 208-332-1540
Fax: 208-334-2279
Idaho Crime Victims Compensation Program
Phone: 208-334-6080
Fax: 208-334-7559
Illinois Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Phone: 312-793-0890
Office of the Illinois Secretary of State
Court of Claims Assistance for Victims of Violent Crime
Phone: 217-782-7101
Indiana Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
Victim Services Division
Phone: 317-232-3482
Fax: 317-232-2927
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
Victim Services Division
Phone: 800-353-1484
Fax: 317-233-4979
Iowa Office of the Attorney General of Iowa
Crime Victim Assistance Division
Phone: 515-281-5044
Fax: 515-281-8199
Office of the Attorney General of Iowa
Crime Victim Assistance Division
Phone: 515-281-5044
Fax: 515-281-8199
Kansas Crime Victim Information and Referrals
(not affiliated with the Kansas VOCA Assistance Program)
Phone: 800-828-9745
 

Note: the Kansas VOCA Assistance Program does not provide services to victims of crime, but their contact information is available on our state support page.

Kansas Attorney General's Office
Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board
Phone: 785-296-2359
Fax: 785-296-0652
Kentucky Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet
Phone: 502-564-8218
Fax: 502-564-5244
Kentucky Claims Commission
Phone: 800-469-2120
Fax: 502-573-4817
Louisiana Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice
Phone: 225-342-1573
Fax: 225-342-1846
Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice
Phone: 888-684-2846
Maine Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: 207-592-1872
Office of the Maine Attorney General
Phone: 207-624-7882
Maryland Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services
Phone: 410-697-9812
Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Phone: 888-679-9347
Fax: 410-764-3815
Massachusetts Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance
Phone: 617-586-1340
Massachusetts Victims of Violence Crime Compensation
Phone: 617-727-2200
Fax: 617-742-6262
Michigan Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Victim Services
Phone: 877-251-7373
Fax: 517-373-2439
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Victim Services
Phone: 877-251-7373
Fax: 517-373-2439
Minnesota Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Office of Justice Programs
Phone: 800-247-0390
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Office of Justice Programs
Minnesota Crime Victims Reparations Board
Phone: 651-201-7300
Fax: 651-296-5787
Mississippi Mississippi State Department of Health
Office Against Interpersonal Violence
Phone: 601-206-1545
Mississippi Office of the Attorney General
Crime Victim Compensation Program
Phone: 800-829-6766
Fax: 601-576-4445
Missouri Missouri Department of Social Services
Phone: 573-751-5775
Missouri Department of Public Safety
Victim Services Program
Phone: 573-526-6006
Montana Montana Board of Crime Control
Phone: 406-444-1998
Montana Department of Justice
Phone: 406-444-3653
Fax: 406-444-9680
Nebraska Nebraska Crime Commission
Phone: 402-471-3687
Nebraska Crime Commission
Crime Victim Reparations
Phone: 402-471-2828
Nevada Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Child and Family Services
Phone: 775-684-4431

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Child and Family Services
Phone: 702-486-2740

New Hampshire New Hampshire Office of Victim/Witness Assistance
Pone: 603-271-3671
Fax: 603-271-2110
New Hampshire Victims' Compensation Program
Phone: 800-300-4500
Fax: 603-271-1255
New Jersey New Jersey State Office of Victim Witness Advocacy
Phone: 866-326-7206
Office of the Attorney General Department of Law & Public Safety
Phone: 877-658-2221
New Mexico New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission
Phone: 505-841-9432
Fax: 505-841-9437
New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission
Phone: 505-841-9432
Fax: 505-841-9437
New York New York State Office of Victim Services
Phone: 800-247-8035
New York State Office of Victim Services
Phone: 800-247-8035
North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Phone: 919-899-9141
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Phone: 800-826-6200
North Dakota North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Phone: 701-328-6195
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Phone: 701-328-6195
Northern Mariana Islands Criminal Justice Planning Agency
Phone: 670-285-0519
Not Available
Ohio Ohio Attorney General's Crime Victim Services Section
Phone: 614-466-5610
Ohio Attorney General's Crime Victim Compensation Program
Phone: 614-466-5610
Oklahoma District Attorneys Council
Victim Services Division
Phone: 800-745-6098
Fax: 405-264-5097
District Attorneys Council
Victim Services Division
Phone: 800-745-6098
Fax: 405-264-5097
Oregon Oregon Department of Justice
Crime Victim and Survivor Services
Phone: 503-378-5348 Ext. 1
Fax: 503-378-5738
Oregon Department of Justice
Crime Victim and Survivor Services
Phone: 503-378-5348
Fax: 503-378-5738
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Office of Victims' Services
Phone: 800-233-2339
Fax: 717-787-4306
Pennsylvania Office of Victims' Services
Phone: 800-233-2339
Fax: 717-787-4306
Puerto Rico Oficina de Compensación y Servicios a las Víctimas y Testigos de Delitos
Phone: 787-721-2900
Oficina de Compensación y Servicios a las Víctimas y Testigos de Delitos
Phone: 787-721-2900
Fax: 787-723-8675
Rhode Island Rhode Island Public Safety Grant Administration Office
Phone: 401-764-5797
Office of the General Treasurer Crime Victim Compensation Program
Phone: 401-462-7655
Fax: 401-462-7694
South Carolina South Carolina Department of Crime Victim Assistance Grants
Phone: 803-896-8712
Fax: 803-896-8714
South Carolina Department of Crime Victim Compensation
Phone: 803-734-1900
Fax: 803-734-1708
South Dakota South Dakota Department of Public Safety
Victims' Assistance Program
Phone: 605-773-6317
South Dakota Department of Public Safety
Crime Victims' Compensation Program
Phone: 605-773-6317
Tennessee Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration
Phone: 615-770-3986
Tennessee Department of Treasury
Criminal Injuries Compensation
Phone: 615-741-2734
Fax: 615-532-4979
Texas

Office of the Texas Governor
Public Safety Office
Criminal Justice Division
 

Texas Crime Victims Clearinghouse
Phone: 800-848-4284

Note: The Texas Crime Victims Clearinghouse is not
affiliated with the Texas VOCA Victim Assistance Program.
It is a legislatively created resource that provides referrals for crime victims in Texas.

Texas Office of the Attorney General
Crime Victims' Compensation Program
Phone: 800-983-9933
Fax: 512-320-8270
Utah Utah Office for Victims of Crime
Phone: 801-238-2360
Fax: 801-533-4127
Utah Office for Victims of Crime
Phone: 801-238-2360
Fax: 801-533-4127
Vermont Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services
Phone: 800-750-1213
Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services
Phone: 800-750-1213
Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Commission
Phone: 340-774-6400 Ext. 210
Fax: 340-776-3317
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services
Criminal Victims Compensation Commission
Phone: 340-718-4068 Ext. 4104
Virginia Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
Phone: 804-786-7802
Virginia Victims Fund
Phone: 800-552-4007
Fax: 804-823-6905
Washington Washington State Department of Commerce
Office of Crime Victim Advocacy
Phone: 800-822-1067
Fax: 360-586-7176
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Phone: 800-762-3716
Fax: 360-902-5333
West Virginia West Virginia Department of Military Affairs & Public Safety
Division of Justice & Community Services
Phone: 304-558-8814 Ext. 53312
Fax: 304-558-0391
West Virginia Legislative Claims Commission
Crime Victims Compensation Fund
Phone: 304-347-4850
Fax: 304-347-4915
Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Justice
Office of Crime Victim Services
Phone: 800-446-6564
Fax: 608-264-6368
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Office of Crime Victim Services
Phone: 800-446-6564
Fax: 608-264-6368
Wyoming Wyoming Attorney General
Division of Victim Services 
Phone: 307-777-7200
Fax: 307-777-6683
Wyoming Attorney General
Division of Victim Services 
Phone: 307-777-7200
Fax: 307-777-6863

 

Date Created: April 30, 2020