Atlanta, GA – Today the Victims Compensation Division of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) hosted a Regional Victims Comp 101 Training in Forsyth, Georgia conducted by Training and Outreach Coordinator, Dannielle Lewis. The training was filled with service providers and advocates eager to learn about the programs offered to aid victims. The goal of today’s training, and similar ones conducted throughout the year, is to educate service providers and advocates on the programs available to assist Georgia victims of violent crime.
In addition to the Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program, CJCC administers several other programs to benefit crime victims, including:
- reimbursement for forensic interviews and forensic medical examinations,
- assistance for injured or fallen police officers and their families,
- placement of DUI memorial signs by the Georgia Department of Transportation, and
- administration of the unclaimed restitution program.
During today’s training, Lewis used interactive scenarios to highlight all of the programs offered and answered questions from service providers. Lewis covered the application process, victims compensation benefits, application requirements and deadlines, and other program resources.
A full list of upcoming Victims Comp 101 Trainings is available here http://crimevictimscomp.ga.gov/events-training/. There is also an option to request a specific training.
About the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)
Created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1981 as an Executive Branch agency, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) represents the culmination of many efforts to establish a statewide body that would build consensus and unity among the State's diverse and interdependent, criminal justice system components. For more information visit the CJCC website: https://cjcc.georgia.gov/. The Crime Victims Compensation Division (VCD) of CJCC operates the Crime Victims Compensation Program, as established by the Georgia General Assembly. For more information please visit the Compensation Program’s website at http://crimevictimscomp.ga.gov/.
Samantha Wolf – Communications and External Affairs Director | Atlanta | 404.657.1958