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What is Victim Compensation?
It is a program assisting victims and their families with financial losses resulting from a crime.


Who can receive compensation?

Crime victims or family members of deceased victims who:

  • Report the crime to law enforcement within 72 hours
  • Willingly cooperate with the investigation and prosecution
  • Suffer a physical injury or extreme mental distress
  • Have/will have expenses resulting from crime
  • Were a victim in Pinal County

Who is NOT able to receive compensation?

  • An applicant or victim convicted of a state or federal crime, who is delinquent in paying a court ordered criminal fine, monetary penalty or restitution.
  • An offender or accomplice to the crime
  • A person serving (or escaped from serving) a prison sentence, work furlough or home arrest program

What expenses may be paid?
The total award limit is $25,000.

  • Medical and dental care, up to $25,000
  • Mental health counseling, up to $5,000
    These services may be rendered to both victim or family members of deceased victims, or a person who witnessed a crime or discovered a crime scene.
  • Funeral expenses, up to $10,000
  • Crime scene cleanup, up to $2,000. This money is only available for homicide, sexual assault and aggravated assault cases.
  • Loss of wages, up to $25,000.
    These funds may cover lost wages of:
    • A victim who is unable to work due to injury or mental distress
    • A family member making funeral arrangements
    • A victim or family member attending court proceedings or taking a minor child to medical or counseling appointments.
    • Loss of support for a spouse or dependent
  • Victim’s travel expenses to court, medical or mental health appointments, up to $1,500.

What is not covered?

  • Stolen or damaged property
  • Payment for pain and suffering
  • Attorney’s fees
  • Expenses paid by an insurance plan, public funds or the offender

When should you apply?

  • An application can be submitted as soon as the crime is reported to law enforcement. No conviction is required, though law enforcement must provide enough information to substantiate that a crime may have occurred.
  • Applications must be submitted within two years from the date of crime or date of discovery of the crime.
  • An application may be submitted to establish eligibility even if expenses have not yet incurred.

Read This Before You Apply
Other available sources for payment must be used first, including:

  • Medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Home owner’s insurance
  • Automobile insurance
  • Worker’s compensation insurance
  • Sick or vacation pay
  • Social Security
  • Medicare

The Victim Compensation Program can help with co-payments or the patient’s portion of eligible services. You must also remember:

  • Any negligent, aggravating, provoking or unlawful conduct on the part of the victim will be considered and may result in the reduction or denial of an award.
  • Offenders cannot benefit from Victim Compensation Program funds.









Victim Services

Physical Address
45 N. Florence St.
Florence, AZ 85132

Contact Information
Phone: 520.866.6813
Phone: 800.208.6897
          (ext. 6813)
Fax: 520.866.6852
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Mailing Address
Victim Services
P.O. Box 1798
Florence, AZ 85132


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