The 9th Judicial District Crime Victim Compensation Board provides compensation to any person who is victimized by violent crime in Garfield, Pitkin or Rio Blanco Counties in Colorado. Colorado residents who are victimized in a state or country that does not have a victim compensation program, or residents who are victims of international terrorism, are also eligible to apply.
Victims of crime MAY receive up to $30,000 for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance or other collateral resources, and may also be eligible for emergency awards. Funds to pay crime victim compensation claims do not come from taxpayers. Instead, these funds are collected through fines from criminals convicted of felony and misdemeanor crime, and some traffic offenses.
Listed below are the general eligibility requirements to apply for compensation.
Only losses directly related to the compensable crime are eligible for reimbursement. These may include: medical expenses, mental health expenses, lost wages,lost support to dependents, funeral expenses,repair and replacement of doors, locks and/or windows of residential property only, and security devices.
How to File a Claim:
Victims of crime are required to complete an application and submit it to the board. Itemized bills related to the crime should be submitted with the application. If no bills have been received, an application can still be filed and bills can still be submitted to the compensation program as they are received. The processing time is approximately 60 days to be notified of the program’s decision once bills have been received.
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Board Meeting Minutes:
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