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The New Jersey Victims of Crime Compensation Office assists innocent individuals whose lives have been tragically altered as a result of victimization from violent crimes by providing compensation for some expenses they suffer as a result of the crime. In carrying out its mission, the VCCO is mindful of the special needs of those victimized by crime and their right to be treated with fairness, compassion and respect.

 

Crimes Covered

  • Assault
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Sexually Related Crimes
  • Kidnapping
  • Acts Constituting Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Food Tampering
  • DWI
  • Carjacking
  • Hit and Run
  • Eluding a Police Officer
  • Human Trafficking
 

What You Need to File

  • Police Report
  • Copies of Bills and Receipts of all Related Losses
  • Documentation
 

Time Requirements

  • Report Crime to Police within 9 Months
  • File Claim Application with VCCO within 3 Years
 

Benefits Provided

  • $25,000 Maximum
 

Mental Health Counseling

  • Homicide Survivor- $12,500
  • Injured Victim- $12,500
  • Secondary Victim(s)- $7,000
  • Group Counseling- $50 a Session Per Victim
 

Medical Bills

  • Medical Bills not Covered by Other Sources
  • Chiropractic/Physical Therapy-30 Sessions
  • Medical Supplies and/or Other Prescription Drugs
  • Medical Related Transportation
 

Loss of Earnings or Financial Support

  • Maximum Amount-$600/Week
  • Loss of Support- 48 Months
  • Loss of Earnings- Direct Victim-104 Weeks
  • Permanent Disability- Direct Victim-60 Months
  • Loss of Earnings- Secondary Victim-$7,000 to Care for Primary Victim
 

Others

  • Funeral Cost-$5000
  • Transportation to Funeral-200/Person or $1,000 Total
  • Crime Scene Cleanup- $4,000
  • Relocation Expenses- $2,500
  • Domestic Help- $50/Day or $6,500 Total
  • Child Care/Day Care Services- $6,500
  • Victims� Rights Attorney Fees (Criminal Matter)- $125/Hr with a $1,000 Maximum
  • Attorney Fees for Representing Victims in VCCO Claim

(Up to 15% of the Award)

 

Catastrophic Injuries

  • Supplemental $35,000 for Rehabilitative Services Only
 

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