What is the Attorney General’s Crime Victim Compensation Program and who is eligible?
The Crime Victim Compensation Program is through the Illinois Attorney General's Office for victims of “violent” crime that occurred in the State of Illinois or are an Illinois resident that was victimized in another state or country that does not have a Crime Victim Compensation Program. They provide direct financial assistance to innocent victims of “violent” crime to reimburse out of pocket expenses related to the crime. They will assist “violent” crime victims and families of homicide that do not have any other means to cover medical, burial, counseling, support, etc.

Go to the Attorney General website. And click on crime victims or call the crime victims services toll free 1-800-228-3368. You may also contact your victim assistance coordinator in the State’s Attorneys office. The coordinator can assist you with questions and help with the application process. Compensation is not guaranteed. Applicants must meet the criteria listed for violent crime victims to apply.
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1. Is there money to help cover medical expenses as a result of violent crime committed against me?
2. Will the defendant be ordered to pay restitution?
3. If restitution is ordered how does it get to the victim?
4. How long does the defendant get to pay restitution?
5. What happens if restitution is not paid?
6. Is there money to help violent crime victims and families of homicide with medical, counseling, and burial expenses?
7. What is the Attorney General’s Crime Victim Compensation Program and who is eligible?