Victims Compensation 101

Victims Compensation eases the financial burden faced by victims of violent crimes by covering expenses related to medical bills, funeral expenses, mental health counseling and crime scene sanitization, as well as loss of income or support. 

In the state of Georgia, victims can apply to the Crime Victims Compensation (Victims Comp) program, which is a program of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.


Citizenship is not a program requirement for applying. However, there are eligibility and other requirements to qualify to apply for victims compensation. The CJCC Victim Comp website is the best resource to find out more and take a short quiz to help determine if you qualify.

2: LEARN WHAT VICTIMS COMPENSATION COVERS: Once you determine if you qualify, learn what Victims Compensation covers and what it does not cover. For example, expenses related to suicide or property crimes only are not covered. This information is available on the CJCC Victim Comp website – Our Programs.


  • Download the application packet from the CJCC Victims Comp website
  • A Complete Application packet includes: 
    • The completed application with legible signatures, where required. 
    • A copy of the police/incident report from the proper investigative agency that lists the victim or witness’ name and a summary of the incident.
  • Mail the Complete Application Packet to Georgia Crime Victims Compensation at 104 Marietta Street NW, Suite 440 Atlanta, GA 30303.
  • You can also apply online on the Victims Compensation Portal by first registering for access to apply at victims comp


To reach the Crime Victims Compensation Program please call toll-free at 800-547-0060. In addition to trained Program Advocates available to assist you, the helpline can connect you to interpreters or local community organizations who can assist you.

Additionally, if you or someone you know needs language assistance or help with completing the forms, please call Raksha at 404-876-0670.

IMPORTANT: Approval for filed claims, processing times for application and exact compensation amount is on case by case basis. Please make sure you read and understand the reporting guidelines and filing requirements. 


You can call the Crime Victims Compensation Program directly (toll-free) at 800-547-0060 and ask for language assistance. In addition to trained Program Advocates available to assist you, the helpline can connect you to interpreters or local community organizations who can assist you.

Additionally, if you or someone you know needs language assistance or help with completing the forms, please call Raksha at 404-876-0670. 

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