Victim Compensation

Direct Financial Support for Victims

The Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) program provides financial assistance to victims of violent crime. CVC can help with a variety of costs associated with the aftermath of a crime, which can sometimes include medical and dental care, mental health support, loss of income, crime scene cleaning services, and burial expenses.


Eligible victims must sustain physical or psychological injury, or suffer residential property damage as a result of the crime. Family members of victims who are killed in the commission of the crime are also eligible.

The following requirements must also be met for eligibility:

  • Crime occurred in Jefferson or Gilpin County*
  • Crime must be reported within 72 hours of its occurrence
  • Injury or death wasn’t caused by the victim’s wrong-doing
  • Victim must cooperate with law enforcement officials
  • Victimization occurred on or after July 1, 1982

Applications must be submitted within one year from the date of the crime and within six months for residential damage claims.

*Residents of Gilpin or Jefferson County are also eligible if a crime occurs in another state or country without a crime victim compensation program.

Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) Board

The CVC Board is comprised of three volunteer members who reside in the First Judicial District and are appointed by District Attorney Alexis King. Each Board member may serve two consecutive three-year terms. The Board members meet monthly to review applicant requests and make approval decisions. These meetings are open to the public. 

See the 2024 PUBLIC NOTICE or check our Events Calendar for the upcoming dates.

If you are interested in attending a CVC Board meeting, please contact the CVC Program Administrator at [email protected] to be included virtually or in person as an attendee.

Mental Health Professionals

If you are a mental health professional that is interested in working with the First Judicial District CVC program, please see the resources linked below: