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Compensation You May be Eligible to Receive

  • Medical expenses
  • Mental health counseling: up to $3,000 for adults, $6,000 for children (also for secondary victims)
  • Physical or occupational therapy, or rehabilitation.
  • Lost wages: not to exceed 52 weeks or $10,000
  • Loss of support to dependents (where victim is deceased and social security is denied): up to $2,500 per dependent, not to exceed $7,500 per victimization
  • Funerals: up to $10,000
  • Crime scene clean up; not to exceed $1,000
  • Replacement of clothing held as evidence by law enforcement: not to exceed $100 (does not apply where victim is deceased)
  • Temporary emergency food and housing (made necessary as a result of the crime): $400 for food costs and $3,000 for housing costs
  • Moving expenses: (necessary as a result of the crime, where the health and safety of the victim are jeopardized) up to $1,500, not to exceed 120 days.
  • Transportation Costs: to participate in the investigation or prosecution of the case, or to receive medical treatment or some other service necessary as a result of the crime $100 for local; and $500 for necessary out of state travel to receive services.
  • Replacement of doors, windows, locks or other items to secure the victims' home: up to $1000.
  • Reimbursement for transportation while victim's car is held as evidence by law enforcement: up to $2000
  • Attorneys fees - to assist in the Appeal of a determination only: not to exceed $500 or 10 percent of award, whichever is less
  • Emergency award: not to exceed $1,000
Crime Victims Compensation Program

Court Building A
515 5th Street, NW, Room 109
Washington, DC 20001

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Hours of Operation

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


All government holidays

Telephone Numbers

Blanche Reese, Program Director



cvcpcomplaintsandconcerns [at] (CVCPcomplaintsandconcerns[at]dcsc[dot]gov)