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What is Victim Compensation?
It is a program assisting victims and their families with financial losses resulting from a crime.


Who can receive compensation?

Crime victims or family members of deceased victims who:

  • Report the crime to law enforcement within 72 hours
  • Willingly cooperate with the investigation and prosecution
  • Suffer a physical injury or extreme mental distress
  • Have/will have expenses resulting from crime
  • Were a victim in Pinal County

Who is NOT able to receive compensation?

  • An applicant or victim convicted of a state or federal crime, who is delinquent in paying a court ordered criminal fine, monetary penalty or restitution.
  • An offender or accomplice to the crime
  • A person serving (or escaped from serving) a prison sentence, work furlough or home arrest program

What expenses may be paid?
The total award limit is $25,000.

  • Medical and dental care, up to $25,000
  • Mental health counseling, up to $5,000
    These services may be rendered to both victim or family members of deceased victims, or a person who witnessed a crime or discovered a crime scene.
  • Funeral expenses, up to $10,000
  • Crime scene cleanup, up to $2,000. This money is only available for homicide, sexual assault and aggravated assault cases.
  • Loss of wages, up to $25,000.
    These funds may cover lost wages of:
    • A victim who is unable to work due to injury or mental distress
    • A family member making funeral arrangements
    • A victim or family member attending court proceedings or taking a minor child to medical or counseling appointments.
    • Loss of support for a spouse or dependent
  • Victim’s travel expenses to court, medical or mental health appointments, up to $1,500.

What is not covered?

  • Stolen or damaged property
  • Payment for pain and suffering
  • Attorney’s fees
  • Expenses paid by an insurance plan, public funds or the offender

When should you apply?

  • An application can be submitted as soon as the crime is reported to law enforcement. No conviction is required, though law enforcement must provide enough information to substantiate that a crime may have occurred.
  • Applications must be submitted within two years from the date of crime or date of discovery of the crime.
  • An application may be submitted to establish eligibility even if expenses have not yet incurred.

Read This Before You Apply
Other available sources for payment must be used first, including:

  • Medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Home owner’s insurance
  • Automobile insurance
  • Worker’s compensation insurance
  • Sick or vacation pay
  • Social Security
  • Medicare

The Victim Compensation Program can help with co-payments or the patient’s portion of eligible services. You must also remember:

  • Any negligent, aggravating, provoking or unlawful conduct on the part of the victim will be considered and may result in the reduction or denial of an award.
  • Offenders cannot benefit from Victim Compensation Program funds.









Lando Voyles
Jim Petty Pinal County AZ
County Attorney
Victim Services

Physical Address
45 N. Florence St.
Florence, AZ 85132

Contact Information
Phone: 520.866.6813
Phone: 800.208.6897
          (ext. 6813)
Fax: 520.866.6852
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Mailing Address
Victim Services
P.O. Box 1010
Florence, AZ 85132