In Massachusetts, judges are required to impose fines on persons convicted of crime. Those fines are deposited into a Victim-Witness Fund which enables the Attorney General's Victim Compensation Division to assist victims with expenses up to a maximum of $25,000 per crime.
The Attorney General's division assists eligible victims of violent crime with compensation for:
- uninsured medical and dental care
- mental health counseling
- funeral and burial costs
- income lost due to the inability to work