What it covers

Types of crimes that are eligible for financial relief

The Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program is a vital resource that aims to provide assistance and support to victims of violent crimes. It serves as a safety net, offering financial compensation to individuals who have suffered as a result of crimes such as homicide, rape, robbery, assault, sexual abuse, serious injury by vehicle including drunk driving, and family/domestic violence.

By offering this compensation, the program helps victims recover from the physical, emotional, and financial aftermath of these traumatic events. It acknowledges the hardships they have endured and aims to alleviate some of the burdens they may face in their journey towards healing and rebuilding their lives.

The program understands that victims may incur various expenses as a direct result of the crime perpetrated against them. These expenses may include medical bills, therapy and counseling costs, funeral expenses, and lost wages due to the inability to work during the recovery process. The Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program aims to alleviate these financial burdens by providing reimbursement for eligible expenses, ensuring that victims have access to the necessary resources to aid in their recovery.

Moreover, the program also recognizes the importance of supporting victims emotionally, offering guidance and resources to assist them in navigating the criminal justice system. It works in collaboration with law enforcement agencies, victim advocates, and community organizations to ensure that victims receive the necessary support and information throughout their journey.

In addition to financial assistance and emotional support, the program strives to raise awareness about the rights and needs of crime victims. It educates the public on various resources available and promotes greater understanding and empathy towards victims of violent crimes.

The Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program is dedicated to helping victims move forward and rebuild their lives. It embodies the state’s commitment to standing alongside victims, providing them with the necessary support and resources to aid in their recovery and healing process.

Suicide and property crime related claims for lost, stolen, or damaged property are not covered by the program. 

Expenses covered & Compensation Limits:

The program offers up to a maximum of $25,000 in compensation or reimbursement of various types of expenses related to the crime to eligible victims of crime. 

  • Medical Expenses: up to $15,000
  • Funeral Expenses: up to $6,000
  • Counseling Expenses: up to $3,000
  • Lost Wages Expenses: up to $10,000
  • Loss of Support Expenses: up to $10,000
  • Crime Scene Sanitization: up to $1,500
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