If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury from a violent crime, the Rhode Island Crime Victim Compensation Program (CVCP) may be able to help.
While no amount of compensation can erase the painful memories of violent crime; the CVCP provides up to $25,000 in compensation to victims of violent crime. The funds may be used for expenses including medical bills, loss of earnings, and funeral costs.
More information about the Program can be found on our "Frequently Asked Questions" and "Rules and Regulations" pages.
Applications can be submitted through our online portal.
For more information, please call (401) 462-7655, email us, or write to:
Crime Victim Compensation Program
Office of the Rhode Island General Treasurer
50 Service Ave
Warwick, RI 02886
Each April, the U.S. Justice Department observes a National Crime Victims' Rights Week, with the goal of highlighting the importance of early intervention and services for crime victims.
Rhode Island's CVCP has received funds from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). You can learn more about how ARRA grants were used in Rhode Island by visiting the Office of Economic Recovery & Reinvestment.