In an effort to alleviate hardships suffered by victims of crime, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission Law on June 1, 1984.
Alabama's compensation law covers a variety of expenses for which compensation is paid. The Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission provides the only substantial financial compensation for victims for expenses for personal injuries including medical, funeral and counseling bills.
The assistance lessens the financial burden on innocent victims of violent crime and serves as a vehicle of home for the rights of victims crimes.
Our state law is unique. It requires a victim or family of a victim of violent crime to serve on the three-member Commission which hears victims compensation cases. This provision insures that claims are reviewed from the victim's standpoint.
Now there is hope for victims of crime. You can begin the healing process by calling the Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission in Montgomery to find out if you qualify. 334-290-4420.