For Victims

What Our Programs Cover

Looking to learn more about what our programs specifically may cover?

Want to know about the documents you’ll need to have ready when you apply?

Here, we have assembled some tips about our programs and program benefits to help you prepare to apply ― including key documents you’ll need to gather.

 

Victims Compensation Program

  • Submit copies of any medical or dental bills for which you are seeking compensation. Click here for an example.
  • Prescriptions must include an itemized summary and an itemized bill from the prescribing doctor.

You may be eligible for loss of income or support if you meet one of these criteria:

  • You are the victim and were gainfully employed at the time of the victimization. Click here for required documents. Please Note: You can only be reimbursed when you missed work and were not paid, or your wages were only partially covered.
  • You are the custodial parent/legal guardian of a minor victim(s) and you missed work because of the victimization. Click here for required documents. Please Note: You can only be reimbursed when you missed work and were not paid, or your wages were only partially covered.
  • You are an eligible spouse or dependent who relied on the deceased victim for financial support. Click here for required documents.
  • You are a victim of family violence who relied on the offender for financial support. Click here for required documents.

  • Submit copies of any itemized counseling bills related to the victimization. Click here for an example.
  • The counselor must be licensed and in good standing with the appropriate licensing board. Click here for a counseling fee schedule.
  • A completed, notarized Psychological Service Report is required for reimbursement beyond one session.

  • Submit an itemized funeral bill, a signed death certificate and a receipt indicating the amount you paid (if applicable).
  •  Note: For crimes prior to May 6, 2015, the categorical cap is $3,000

  • Submit an itemized bill from a company trained in crime scene and biohazard clean-up. Please note: mileage is not an eligible expense.

 

Additional Programs Where Victims May Apply Directly

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND SUBMIT WITH YOUR APPLICATION

  • The crime must have occurred on, or after, May 13, 2004 and there must be a charge of DUI vehicular homicide.
  • You will be asked to submit a DUI Memorial Sign Complete Application Packet, which includes (1) a completed application, (2) a police report or motor vehicle accident report that lists the victim’s name and DUI Charge and (3) a copy of the death certificate.
  • To find out more about our DUI Memorial Sign Program, or to download forms, visit our DUI Memorial Sign page.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND SUBMIT WITH YOUR APPLICATION

  • To find out if you have unclaimed court ordered restitution, or to download forms, visit our Unclaimed Restitution page.
  • You will be asked to submit an Unclaimed Restitution Request Complete Application Packet, which includes (1) a completed and notarized Claim Form Application, (2) a copy of your Driver’s License or State Identification Card and (3) a request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification Form.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND SUBMIT WITH YOUR APPLICATION

  • Please contact our law enforcement liaison, Ed Bazar, at 404.657.2194 for personal assistance.
  • To find out more about our Officers Initiative Program, or to download forms, visit our Officers Initiative page.

 

Victim Support Programs Where Providers Apply For Reimbursement

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND SUBMIT WITH YOUR APPLICATION

  • The sexual assault must have occurred in Georgia on or after July 1, 2011.
  • The program will only pay for the cost of a Forensic Medical Examination up to $1,000 per victim, per victimization.
  • To find out more about our Forensic Medical Examination Program, or to download forms, visit our Forensic Medical Examination page.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND SUBMIT WITH YOUR APPLICATION

  • The crime must have occurred in Georgia on or after July 1, 2014.
  • The interview must be conducted in the context of a multidisciplinary and diagnostic team, by an interviewer with specialized training to conduct forensic interviews.
  • To find out more about our Forensic Interview Program, or to download forms, visit our Forensic Interview page.