Victim Compensation – Information For Mental Health Providers

Mental health treatment for crime victims is an area of specialization within the mental health field, and must be problem/crime specific.  It requires particular training and clinical experience. The Crime Victim Compensation Board of the 18th Judicial District is committed to ensuring that treatment of crime victims is provided by professionals trained and actively practicing in the area of trauma and victimization-related disorders.

General Information

Crime Victim Compensation funds are limited, and may only be used to help crime victims initiate their recovery from the trauma of the crime.  Financial constraints coupled with a significant demand for victim services prevent the fund from being able to provide assistance throughout the entire recovery process.

The Crime Victim Compensation Board must work within the parameters of state law, policy limits, and fiscal constraints, while giving priority to the best interests of the victims. To that end, the Crime Victim Compensation Board sets policies and procedures, and demands certain qualifications of service providers who expect to be paid with Crime Victim Compensation funds, to ensure that the most effective help is given to victims of crime.

The mental health service provider must be a licensed therapist, or supervised directly by a licensed therapist.  The service provider should be familiar with crime victim issues and be knowledgeable in the practice of crime/problem specific therapy.

Mental Health Packet

           Thank you for your interest in, and commitment to, serving crime victims in the 18th Judicial District. This packet is provided as a resource for mental health providers working with our district’s Crime Victim Compensation program. It is your responsibility to review the attached policies and procedures before treatment is provided, as not all treatment is covered under this program.

The following information is covered in this packet:

  • Issues to consider before accepting a crime victim as a client
  • Statutory requirements for a crime victim’s eligibility
  • Reasons a Victim Compensation claim may be denied
  • Crime Victim Compensation process
  • Billing Information/Payment Policies
  • Crime Victim Compensation Mental Health Policies and Procedures.
  • Treatment Plan Forms and Procedures
  • 2017 Board Meeting Dates

Contact Information

Crime Victim Compensation

6450 South Revere Parkway

Centennial, CO 80111

Msg Line: 720-874-8787

Fax: 720-733-4697

Email: VictimComp@da18.state.co.us