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Victim Compensation

  1. Contact Information for Victim Compensation Application
  2. Eligibility
  3. Covered Expenses
  4. Overview
County Victim Compensation Contact Information

*For further information or specific questions relating to a claim submitted, please call the Crime Victim Compensation Program (below), in the county where the crime occurred. Completed Victim Compensation applications can be mailed to the address listed under the specific county where the crime occured.*

Apache County Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 637
St. Johns, AZ 85936
(928) 337-7560
Mohave County Attorney's Office
Crime Victim Compensation Program
P.O. Box 7000
Kingman, AZ 86402-7000
(928) 718-4967
Cochise County Attorney's Office
Victims Witness Program
P.O. Drawer CA
Bisbee, AZ 85603
(520) 432-8700
Navajo County Attorney's Office
Navajo County Victims Services
P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, AZ 86025
(928) 524-4015
Victim/Witness Services for Coconino County
Coconino County Crime Victim Compensation Board
201 E. Birch, Suite 4
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 679-7770
Pima County Attorney's Office
Pima County Crime Victim Compensation Program
32 N. Stone Ave., 14th Floor
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 740-5525
Gila County Attorney's Office
Victim Services Unit
1400 E. Ash Street
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 402-8836
Pinal County Attorney's Office
Pinal County Crime Victim Compensation Program
P.O. Box 1798
Florence, AZ 85132
(520) 866-6805
Graham County Attorney's Office
Victim/Witness Program
800 West Main Street
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 428-4787
Santa Cruz County Attorney's Office
2150 N. Congress Dr., Suite 201
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 281-5868
Greenlee County Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 1717
Clifton, AZ 85533
(928) 865-4108
Yavapai County Attorney's Office
Victim Compensation
255 E. Gurley St., 1st Floor
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 771-3485
La Paz County Attorney's Office
1320 Kofa Avenue
Parker, AZ 85344
(928) 669-6118
Yuma County Attorney's Office
Yuma Victim Services Division
250 W. 2nd Street, Suite G
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 817-4300
Maricopa County Attorney's Office
Victim Compensation Bureau
301 W. Jefferson, 9th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 506-4955

Eligibility

The general criteria for eligibility are as follows:
  • The victim is victimized in Arizona, or is an Arizona resident who is victimized in an area that lacks a crime victim compensation program, or is a victim of international terrorism.
  • The crime is reported to a police agency within 72 hours of the discovery of the crime unless good cause is shown to justify a delay.
  • An application is filed within two years of the discovery of the crime, in the county in which the crime occurred, unless good cause is shown to justify a delay.
  • The victim or derivative victim willingly cooperates with law enforcement agencies.
  • The victim or a derivative victim suffers physical injury, a medical condition, extreme mental distress, or death as a direct result of the criminally injurious conduct.
  • The victim or derivative victims incurs economic loss as a direct result of the crime that is not covered by a benefit or advantage that the person is entitled to receive from a collateral source.

Covered Expenses

The Crime Victim Compensation Program can cover crime-related expenses for:
  • Medical Costs
  • Mental Health Counseling (up to $5,000)
  • Funerals (up to $10,000)
  • Wage Loss / Loss of Support
  • Crime Scene Clean-up (up to $2,000)
  • Some Transportation Costs (up to $1,500)
The Compensation Program cannot cover:
  • Attorney Fees
  • Property Loss or Repair
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Victimization of a person serving a sentence of imprisonment or who has escaped imprisonment in a detention facility, home arrest, or work furlough program.
Awards may be reduced or denied in the following situations:
  • The victim or derivative victim recouped the economic loss from a collateral source.
  • The victim bears some degree of responsibility for the cause of injury or death through negligence or intentional unlawful conduct, if that conduct substantially provoked or aggravated the incident causing the criminally injurious conduct.
  • The victim has not fully cooperated with the appropriate law enforcement agency.
  • Compensation program funds are insufficient to make an award.

Overview

In 1986, the Arizona State Legislature established the Crime Victim Compensation Fund. ACJC, by statute, is directed to administer the fund and create and implement rules that guide the awarding of funds to victims of crime. Arizona is one of two states that utilize a decentralized model of administration of the Crime Victim Compensation Program.

The Commission, each year, is required by the Crime Victim Compensation Program Rules to designate one operational unit in each county to receive a portion of the fund and to administer the program at the county level. Currently, the county attorney in each of the 15 counties is designated to assume the responsibility for the expenditure of the funds apportioned to the county. Funds are distributed to each county based upon a formula approved by the Commission.

Claims are filed by victims of criminally injurious conduct in the county where the crime occurred. A local operational unit, supervised by the county attorney, investigates each compensation claim. The claim is then presented to the county's Crime Victim Compensation Board for review. Each Board is comprised of appointed volunteers selected from citizens of the respective county. The Board determines the approval or denial of the compensation claim, in accordance with the Program Rules. Submitting an application for compensation does not guarantee an award, and awards are based on eligibility and funding availability. The maximum award of any single claim is $25,000.

Victim Compensation Program Rules
PDF Document 52K

Morrison Victim Compensation Study
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Victim Compensation Monthly Reimbursement Form

Victim Compensation Quarterly Report



Victim Compensation Brochure

English
PDF Document 500K

Spanish
PDF Document 500K


Poster

English
PDF Document 500K


Applications

Word Document 471K


PDF Document 178K


Four Corners VC Training


Crime Victim Compensation FY2013 Grant Overview
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