To compassionately deliver services by offering information,
resources and financial assistance to crime victims and the organizations who serve them.
Administration of the Crime Victims Compensation Fund
Processing claims received from victims, making administrative decisions on applications currently allowed under law for certain types of claims, and providing support functions for the Victims Compensation Board fall among the general duties in this area.
Administration of the Sexual Assault Examination Fund
Processing claims for sexual assault examinations in the state from hospitals and sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) programs.
Support of Victims Services
The Victims Services Division helps plan statewide training for Victim Witness Coordinators within district attorney offices. The division also maintains close contact with victims groups around the state to solicit ideas on how better to serve victims, elicit concerns of victims about the criminal justice system, and advise victims about proposed reforms and changes.
The Victims Services Division is responsible for enhancing public awareness of the Crime Victims Compensation Program. Public service announcements, news and social media, and public speaking engagements are part of the public awareness campaign as well as training law enforcement, advocates and other allied professions on the importance of crime victims compensation.
The Crime Victims Compensation Board has the legal right to seek judgment against the offender in order to recover funds paid on behalf of a crime victim. The Victims Services Division is responsible for the recovery of restitution owed to the Crime Victims Compensation Board. The staff actively seeks restitution from criminals and tracks the progress of the restitution recovery program.