Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) is a victim service program that is governed by Colorado law. Not all crime victims or crime related losses are eligible for reimbursement or payment. The CVC statute, C.R.S. 24-4.1-101 et seq., limits the types of crimes and losses that are eligible for financial assistance.
The Victim Compensation program is fully funded through fines collected from adults and juveniles who have been convicted of crimes, including traffic offenses. Awards to victims are made by the Crime Victim Compensation Board of the District, whose three members are volunteer citizens appointed by the District Attorney. Each judicial district has a separate CVC program. Each program is different and helps individuals that were victimized inside of their jurisdiction. This CVC program serves the Eighteenth Judicial District, Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties.
If you or a loved one has been victimized by a violent crime, the Victim Compensation Program may be able to help. While no amount of money can ease the trauma of a violent crime, Victim Compensation can help relieve the resulting financial burden on victims and their families.