Georgia's Crime Victims Compensation Program

Victims, including the most vulnerable in our society are touched by violent crime every day, and thousands of Georgians become victims of crime each year. Unfortunately, many are unaware of the resources available to them through the Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program (CVCP).

We need your help! You are the key to identifying eligible victims and making sure that victims and their families are successfully connected to the CVCP! For instance, did you know that:

  • Immediate family members of a homicide victim can receive up to $3,000 for counseling to cope with the loss of their loved one?
  • Someone who witnessed a crime or was threatened with a physical injury or death can receive up to $3,000 for counseling to help them to deal with the trauma associated with that experience?
  • The next of kin to victims of vehicular homicide caused by a DUI may request a memorial sign be placed at the crash site or in close proximity of the crash site? 
  • The Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program can pay for Forensic Medical Examinations and Forensic Interviews?
  • The Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program has new statutes that allow victims longer timelines to file a claim?
  • The Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program helps victims obtain their restitution monies in cases where a victim of a violent crime was awarded restitution but has not been claimed within 2-years of being ordered?
  • Last year the Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program paid over $17.5 million dollars to victims and their families?

Unfortunately, many crime victims are not aware of CVCP’s services. In an effort to ensure eligible crime victims are made aware of services, you are cordially invited to a training and networking event that will 1) provide an overview of the CVCP and 2) introduce you to some exciting program changes. The CVCP is looking to partner with you in a stronger way, and we believe this event will be a catalyst for joining efforts with victim advocates, law enforcement and others that advocate on the behalf of victims!

Please don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn about the resources available to help crime victims and their families. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to send a representative. Please feel free to disseminate the invitation to colleagues who may also have an interest.

Find more information about the Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program at

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