Crime Victims' Compensation

Crime Victims’ Compensation is a financial assistance program that reimburses eligible victims of crime for certain expenses related to the crime.


  • A victim of a violent crime
  • The crime must have occurred in Texas, to a US resident or, or the crime occurred in another state with no benefits to a Texas resident
  • Crime must be reported to a law enforcement agency within a reasonable period of time.
  • Complete a CVC application within 3 years of the date of the crime.
  • The victim must cooperate with law enforcement.

Reimbursable Expenses

  • Medical and mental health care
  • Loss of wages due to participation in the prosecution
  • Crime scene clean-up, replacement of items seized as evidence
  • Relocation expenses (victims of family violence, human trafficking, stalking, and sexual assault occurring in victim’s home.)
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (reported to law enforcement or not)
  • Other items may be covered

Maximum Allowable Benefit

A victim may receive is $50,000. Categories of expenses may have a lower maximum benefit available.

How to Apply

VAN coordinator and victim’s services with the prosecuting attorney’s office can assist victims in completing the CVC application.