Victims Compensation

The CJCC Victims Compensation Division is responsible for administering the programs funded by the Crime Victims Emergency Fund as well as the Federal VOCA Compensation Grant. For more information on any of our programs or the applications and forms, please click on the program name below.

CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION
The Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program was created to help victims of violent crimes cover expenses for medical, mental health counseling, funeral and crime scene sanitization expenses, as well as loss of income or support. If you are a crime victim and would like to determine if you qualify for this program, click here to take our Pre-Qualification Quiz.

OFFICERS INITIATIVE 
Many officers are not aware that the Victims Compensation Program is available to help them should they ever become a victim of a violent crime. The Officers Initiative gives us a way to salute law enforcement for their service to us and our state every day by helping link them and their families to our available resources. If you would like more information about our Officers Initiative, click here.

DUI MEMORIAL SIGN  
If you are the next of kin to a victim of vehicular homicide caused by DUI, you may request the placement of a memorial sign if the incident occurred on a state highway in Georgia. If approved, we provide funds to the Georgia Department of Transportation for the placement of a memorial sign at or in close proximity to the crash site. If you would like more information about our DUI Memorial Sign Program, click here.

VICTIMS UNCLAIMED RESTITUTION
When an offender is sentenced in court, part of their sentence may include paying restitution (money) back to the victim of the crime. When money is unclaimed by a victim or business for more than two years, it is transferred to the Crime Victims Emergency Fund. If you believe you may have money that is owed to you as a result of a crime against you or your business, click here to search our Unclaimed Restitution database.

FORENSIC INTERVIEWS
Our Forensic Interview Program can pay up to $200.00 per victim, per victimization (when funding is available) for the portion of the forensic interview used for the identification of the interviewee’s needs for crimes occurring in Georgia on or after July 1, 2014.  If you would like more information on our Forensic Interview Program, click here.

FORNSIC MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS
Victims of sexual assault in the State of Georgia may request, at no cost to the victim, a forensic medical examination, regardless of whether the victim participates in the criminal justice process. The Forensic Medical Examination Program can pay up to $1000.00 per victim per victimization. If you would like more information on our Forensic Medical Examination Program, click here.

APPLICATIONS AND FORMS
Please click here if you would like to download an application or form for any of the programs listed above.