Parallel Justice For Victims of Crime

Parallel Justice For Victims of Crime

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Victims compensation




The state of Vermont has a program that can help victims of violent crime with expenses they cannot cover in other ways.  Some of the things they can help with include:

  • Medical and dental expenses
  • Counseling for victims and their family members
  • Lost wages if a victim had to miss work
  • Money for prescriptions, eyeglasses, etc.
  • Funeral expenses if the death was a result of a crime
  • Temporary coverage of living expenses for legal dependants
  • Limited assistance moving to a new home.

Some of the eligibility rules include:

  • The crime must have been reported to the police
  • The victim was physically hurt or emotional harmed as a result of the crime
  • The crime happened in Vermont or to  VT resident in a country with no other Compensation program.
  • The crime happened after July 1, 1987
  • The victim did not violate a law which contributed to their injuries

Family members of a homicide victim may also be eligible.

More information about the program can be found on the Vermont Center for Crime Victims Services’ website, hereThe application can be downloaded here.