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ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for Victims of Crime (VOC) compensation an individual must be a victim of a violent crime including sexual assault, domestic violence, elder abuse, or child abuse and;

  • Report the crime to police, child protective services, or other law enforcement agencies within 5 days of the crime.
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Submit application to the VOCP within year of the crime. Minor victims of sexual assault, molestation or pornography have until age 21 to complete application.
  • Cooperate with law enforcement during the investigation and prosecution of the crime.
  • Cannot have been involved in committing the crime.
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Cooperate with the VOCP.

VOCP CAN BE USED TO HELP PAY THE FOLLOWING EXPENSES THAT OCCUR BECAUSE OF THE CRIME:

  • Hospital and ambulance bills 
o Medical and dental treatment
  • Mental health counselling
  • Wage or income loss 
o Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of support, for dependents of a deceased victim
  • Emergency shelter and relocation costs
  • Insurance co-payments
  • Crime scene clean up
  • Medically necessary equipment (ex. Wheelchair)
  • Childcare costs incurred and eyeglass replacement
  • Home health care
o Prescription medication
  • Home security repair

BENEFITS AND EXPENSES

VOCP funds can only be used to cover crime related expenses that are not covered by other sources. Claims cannot exceed $35,000.

APPLICATION

A fully signed and completed application is required before VOCP assistance can be approved. The application must be completed in blue or black ink. If a victim-survivor needs help completing the application, they can reach out to service providers and enlist the help of a victim advocate.

The completed application can be mailed, faxed, or emailed.

VOCP 


P.O. Box 94525
Las Vegas, NV 89193-15253
FAX: (702) 941.7890
EMAIL: [email protected]

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