Victim of Crimes Act

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a physical crime, you may be eligible for Rhode Island’s Crime Victims Compensation Fund. This program was created to help alleviate the financial burden victims and their families endure. A few examples of these expenses include:

  • Medical, dental, and hospital care
  • Mental health counseling
  • Loss of earnings
  • Relocation expenses

The Office of the Child Advocate is empowered to apply on behalf of you, or your loved one, but does not determine eligibility. However, you may apply without the assistance of The Office of the Child Advocate. Below is the link to the application. Completed materials can be forwarded directly to:

Crime Victim Compensation Program
Office of the General Treasurer
50 Service Avenue, 2nd Floor
Warwick, RI 02903
(401) 222-8590

Please contact our Staff Attorney, Katelyn E. Medeiros, Esq. at 401-462-4300, with any questions regarding CVCP.