Locate Victim Assistance

Resources for Victims

Victim Assistance Professionals (VAPs) are professionals trained to support victims of crime. VAPs offer a variety of services to victims including information, emotional support and help finding resources and completing paperwork.

It is not possible to list all the agencies providing victim advocacy and assistance.

To locate a VAP, use key words “Victim Assistance (County) (State)” in a search engine.

Victims Compensation

As a victim of crime, you might qualify for financial assistance as a result of your victimization. Compensation is managed on a state level and many states have applications for assistance available online. Click here to access a list of links to the Websites of state crime victim compensation programs. You can find out specific information about each program's benefits, requirements, and procedures from clicking on the links.

Please note that the specifics of victims compensation programs vary from state to state.

To locate nonemergency crime victim services provided by not-for-profit programs and public agencies, click here.

Disaster Distress Helpline

1.800.985.5990

www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline