If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury from a violent crime, the Rhode Island Crime Victim Compensation Program may be able to help.
This program was created to help victims with the many costs associated with violent crime. The program provides financial compensation to crime victims for such expenses as medical bills, loss of earnings and funeral expenses, up to $25,000.
While no amount of compensation can erase the painful memories of violent crime, we hope this program will help in your recovery and ease some of the financial burdens you face.
For more information, call (401) 462-7655, email us, or write to:
Crime Victim Compensation Program
Office of the Rhode Island General Treasurer
50 Service Ave
Warwick, RI 02886
"We want to extend our sincere appreciation to the Treasurer’s office for the way they helped us during our time of need. The memory of this trauma will last a lifetime. Your state’s financial help during this most difficult time was instrumental."
"The program helped when I needed it most. I called and, without delay, the application was processed. It helped out tremendously, taking a load off so that I could get back on my feet. Relocation help has been wonderful; I was lucky to quickly find a place, and the program paid without delay."
"The Crime Victims [Compensation Fund] helped me so very much. I am forever thankful because my mind is now at ease. I did not have the money to move, and getting help from [this] program reinforced the idea that leaving this violent relationship was the right decision. Sometimes I was second-guessing myself. But now I am in a new apartment and have found a sense of peace."
As a recipent of ARRA funds, the CVCP is required to provide the following link to the website for the Office of Economic Recovery & Reinvestment.