The Crime Victims' Compensation Program is administered by the Office of the Attorney General and is dedicated to ensuring victims receive every possible assistance. The Crime Victims' Compensation Program is a financial assistance program that helps eligible victims of crime with certain expenses related to the crime. Money for this program comes from court costs paid by criminals and deposited by each Texas County into the Crimes Victims Compensation Fund. It is a "payer of last resort" after primary sources of payment-such as health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, auto insurance or Texas Workers' Compensation-have been exhausted.

What Crimes Are Covered?
Crimes covered by Crime Victims' Compensation are those in which the victim suffers substantial threat of physical or emotional harm or death. These may include sexual assault, kidnapping, robbery, assault, homicide and other violent crimes.

Vehicular crimes that are covered include failure to stop and render aid, DWI, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, aggravated assault, intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.

Crime Victims' Compensation may be available to pay the amount of expenses reasonably and necessarily incurred for:

  1. Hospitals, doctors, dentists, surgical, prescriptions, optometry, chiropractic, crutches, artificial appliances, eye glasses or dental devices that are broken, physical therapy, up to $25,000.00
  2. Psychiatric / psychological care counseling, up to $3,000.00
  3. Loss of earning because of a disability resulting from the personal injury, not to exceed $200.00 per week
  4. Child care for minor children, at a rate not to exceed $125.00 per week for any number of children, so that the victim or spouse can work
  5. Funeral and burial expenses not to exceed $4,500.00
  6. Emergency funds not to exceed $1,500.00 in order to qualify for the Crime Victim Compensation:

    • The crime must be reported to law enforcement within 72 hours of the commission of the crime unless there justified extraordinary circumstances;
    • Claim must be filed within one year unless good cause can be shown as to why the claim wasn't filed;
    • The victim must be cooperating with law enforcement and prosecution efforts;
    • The victim must be the innocent victim of a violent crime;

Crime Victim Compensation is the last source of financial assistance to pay.

The Victim Assistance Program will assist you in applying for and obtaining benefits from Crime Victim Compensation. We will send the claim form and required documentation to CVC. We will also notify service providers that a claim has been applied for and is pending. Please let us assist you in obtaining these benefits.

For more information about the Crime Victims Compensation program or to obtain an application you may contact our Crime Victim Assistance at 325.235.2338.

 

Local Resources and Helpful Numbers:

Nolan County Attorney or Victim Assistance Coordinator 325.235-5469
Crime Victims Assistance
325.235.2338
Nolan County Health Unit
325.235.5463
Housing Authority
325.235.1764
Nolan County Health Unit
325.235.5463
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital
325.235.1701
Nolan County Adult Probation
325.235.2608
Nolan County Juvenile Probation
325.235.6388
Texas Workforce Commission
325.235.4324
West Texas Legal Aid
800.933.8591
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)
800.200.6233
Medicade
325.235.8401
MHMR
325.236.6619
MHMR Crisis Hotline
800.375.4357
People for Progress (PPI)
325.235.8455
Services To At risk Youth (STAR)
325.235.8487
Stage Transportation
325.235.1748
Hot Line to Report Child/Elderly Abuse
800.252.5400
Department of Human Services Adult/Child Protective Services
325.235.5665
32nd Judicial District Attorney or Victim Assistance Coordinator
325.235-8639
32nd Judicial District Attorney or Victim Assistance Crisis
(24-Hour) Phone 325.242-1656
Gateway Family Violence & Sexual Assault Crisis Center
800.578.8054
 
 

Get Informed!

Crime Victims' Compensation
P.O. Box 12198
Austin, Texas 78711-2198
1.800.983.9933
1.512.936.1200 (Austin)
1.512.936.1800 (Fax)


Victim Notification - The Texas Constitution (Article I, Section 30) provides victims of violent crime with the right, upon their request, to receive notice about court proceedings and the conviction, sentence, imprisonment, and release of the accused.

Get Help Now!

Visit the Dating Violence Resource Center of the National Center for Victims for resources and tips on preventing dating violence.

Visit the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center for resources, statistics, and news on a variety of youth violence issues, including dating

Visit the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN). RAINN, the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the United States, has a sexual assault hotline at 800-656-HOPE that operates 24/7.

Rape Treatment Center

Texas Council on Family Violence

Domestic Violence Shelters

Texas Council on Family Violence
512.794.1133

Texas Advocacy Project
Family Violence 800.374.4673
Sexual Assault 800.296.7233
Family Law 800.777.3247

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800.799.7233

National Center for Victims of Crime
800.394.2255

Texas Runaway Hotline
Help with runaway or missing children
888.580.4357

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)
For help after sexual assault
800.983.9933

Crime Victims Compensation Program
Compensation for crime victims' expenses 800.983.9933

VINELink
Victim information and Notification Everyday 877.894.8463

Office of the Attorney General
Establishment and enforcement of child support orders 800.252.8014

Child and Adult Abuse Hotline
800.252.5400

Texas Access
Legal information on access and visitation issues for non-custodial parents in Texas 866.292.4636

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Public assistance for low-income families 888.834.7406

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
800.656.HOPE

Noah Project
800.444.3551



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