Resources Are Available to Help Victims of Crime Put Life Back Together
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Office of Victim Compensation Services provides financial assistance that helps victims regain their lives and their financial stability. No amount of money can erase the trauma and grief victims suffer, but this aid can support recovery. Our staff is here to help. All services are free and confidential.
Contact Us: 800-826-6200
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Victims of violent crime can apply for financial assistance for eligible expenses, including medical care and lost income. Families may also submit funeral costs for homicide victims.
State law instructs medical providers who perform the forensic medical examination to refrain from billing the victim. They must instead bill our program.
The members of the commission meet quarterly to review applications and determine eligibility for compensation.
By the numbers
- More than 2,400 calls for support each month.
- More than 300 applications filed each month.
- More than 2,300 applications approved in FY2022.
- More than $6.8M distributed in FY2022.