Victim of Violence Crime Compensation Assistance through the Office of the Attorney General
The Victim of Violent Crime Compensation Assistance fund is available to help pay crime related expenses incurred as a result of a violent crime occurring in Massachusetts. Please note that you do not have to be a resident of Massachusetts to apply to our program nor do you need to be seeking assistance only for services in Massachusetts. Please see the back of the application for further details.
The application can be found online . Once the form is completed, please mail it to 1 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108, or send by fax to the Victim Compensation & Assistance Division of the Office of Attorney General Martha Coakley at (617) 742-6262. For additional information please call the Victim Compensation & Assistance Division at (617) 727-2200, ext. 2160.
Additional Services and Supports Pending for Boston Marathon Victims
On Monday, July 1, the state Legislature passed their FY14 Budget package which updates the state Victim Compensation statute (M.G.L. c. 258C) to provide for additional resources to better assist victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The Legislature also passed a FY13 supplemental budget that allocates $200,000 to assist victims of the Boston Marathon bombings who have lost limbs or the use of their limbs and require significant home modifications or relocation to a more accessible home because of their injuries.
These additional benefits do not take effect until the Governor signs them into law. MOVA will provide an update when these benefits become available and how to access them. Currently, there are a number of services and supports available for victims of the Marathon bombing, including programs like the Boston Survivors Accessibility Alliance (BSAA) and Victim Compensation to assist victims in paying for needed home modifications. For further information these programs and all other support services available to victims of the bombings, please contact MOVA at 617-586-1340.