Who is eligible for victim compensation?

Published 03/20/2008 11:57 AM   |    Updated 01/29/2014 08:45 AM

Who is eligible for victim compensation?

The Indiana Code defines a violent crime as a felony or Class A misdemeanor that results in bodily injury or death to the victim. Persons eligible for assistance from this fund include:

  • An innocent victim of a violent crime including a crash caused by a drunk driver.
  • A surviving spouse, dependent child or other legal dependent of an innocent victim who has been killed as a result of a violent crime including a crash caused by a drunk driver.
  • A person who is injured or killed trying to prevent a violent crime or giving aid to a law enforcement officer.
  • Outpatient mental health counseling for sex crime victims or the immediate family members of a victim.
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