Supporting Victims of Crime
Crime Victim Compensation
A violent crime can have a lasting impact and can bring changes that one might not expect. The Office of the Attorney General led the way for legislation that created the Crime Victims Compensation Act. This law reserved resources to help those who lives were interrupted by a violent crime. This financial assistance could include offsetting costs related to:
- Accessibility and Usability of Property
- Crime-Scene Clean Up
- Funeral/Burial Expenses
- Loss of Earnings
- Medical, Hospital and Dental Expenses
- Mental Health Counseling Expenses
- Relocation Costs
- Replacement Costs
- Tuition Expenses
The Illinois Crime Victims Compensation Program offers reimbursement up to $27,000 ($45,000 for crimes on or after 8/7/22) for expenses incurred by eligible victims as a result of a violent crime.
If you or someone you love has been impacted by a violent crime, please call our toll-free Crime Victims Assistance Line at 800-228-3368 for more information. You can also apply for compensation below.
Crime Victim Compensation Application
The Attorney General’s Office encourages all victims of violent crime to complete the Crime Victim Compensation Program application. While the program is limited to certain eligibility requirements, there is a broad range of circumstances that can be considered.
Watch a video for an overview of the process or details on completing the online form:
Choose a form to fill out:
Crime Changes Things poster is to be displayed in hospital emergency rooms, police stations and courthouses.
- Crime Victims Compensation Program Fact Sheet (English)
- Crime Victims Compensation Program Fact Sheet (Spanish)
- Crime Changes Things 11 X 17 Wall Size - English
- Crime Changes Things 11 X 17 Wall Size - Spanish
- Crime Changes Things 11 X 17 Wall Size - Polish