If you or someone close to you were injured or threatened with injury in a violent crime, the State of Nevada Victims of Crime Program (VOCP) may help pay certain crime-related expenses. In Clark County, The District Attorney's Office works closely with VOC to provide verification service, which means victims receive streamlined assistance in the processing of state victim compensation claims. VOC can work with Victim Services Specialists to assist victims and their families with claims.
How to Apply for VICTIM COMPENSATION
The application for Crime Victim Compensation can be found here: Application and Instructions (nv.gov). A fully completed, signed application is required before VOCP assistance can be approved. Incomplete and unreadable applications will not be considered. The application must be completed in black or blue ink. Do not use pencil. You can e-mail your completed forms to Email: VOCP@dcfs.nv.gov
Or mail, fax to:
6171 W. Charleston Blvd., Building 9
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Fax: (702) 486-2825
NOTE: An application cannot be approved unless the crime was reported to the police or other proper authority. A Police report should be provided with the application whenever possible.
If an applicant is unable to obtain an official police report, they may submit the application without a police report and the VOCP will attempt to obtain a report for the applicant. If the VOCP is unable, after written request, to obtain a police report based on the information provided in the application, the application will be denied.
Contact State of Nevada Victim of Crime Program at (702) 486-2740 or by Email: VOCP@dcfs.nv.gov to assist with your questions regarding claims.
To be eligible for compensation, a person must be a victim of a qualifying crime involving physical injury or death. For certain crimes, emotional injury alone is enough to qualify. Certain family members and loved ones who suffer an economic loss from an injury to, or death of, a victim of a crime may also be eligible for compensation. There are limits on how much can be paid for each crime related expense. Here are some examples of covered expenses:
- Crime scene clean up
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Home or vehicle modifications for victims who became disabled
- Medical and dental treatment
- Income loss
- Mental health services
- Residential security
*All expenses are subject to rates and limitations set by Nevada Victims of Crime Program. See Victims of Crime (nv.gov) for more information on eligibility.