Criminal Injuries Compensation

Victims can receive assistance with completing their paperwork for the State of Tennessee’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund (aka victims comp), as injured victims can file for possible payment and/or reimbursement of their out-of-pocket medical and/or mental health bills.  Families of homicide victims may be eligible for reimbursement of out-of-pocket funeral and burial bills.  Some restrictions apply.  In some cases, the fund will reimburse for unpaid lost wages.  Other benefits may be available; information and application can be found at https://treasury.tn.gov/Services/Claims-and-Risk-Management/Criminal-Injuries-Compensation. Staff will help victims to properly complete the application, and notary publics are available to notarize the form.

For help with completing the application and/or for notary service for the application, contact the Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center at (901) 222-3950.