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Crime Victims

Victims of crime in North Carolina have special rights to know more about their case and seek restitution.

Our Victims and Citizens Services office can talk to victims, connect you to community services and tell you how to find out about eligibility for financial assistance, medical care and lost wages.
 
Financial Help for Victims
 
North Carolinians who need medical care or who miss work because they were a crime victim may also qualify for compensation. Through the Crime Victims Compensation Act, North Carolina helps victims recover the costs of medical care and lost wages.
 
Victims and their families may be eligible to be compensated for financial losses that are not covered by insurance, worker's compensation funds, Medicare, or restitution payments.
 
For additional information, please contact Victims Compensation Services toll free at 1-800-826-6200 or (919) 733-7974 or visit their web site.

Helping Crime Victims Get Restitution

If a criminal who harmed you owes you restitution, we can help you get your money.  Under North Carolina law, crime victims are supposed to be the first in line for payment when criminals pay restitution to the court.  Our office of Victims and Citizens Services can help crime victims get their just compensation.
 
Non-Profit Groups
 
North Carolina Victim Assistance Network
Visit the North Carolina Victim Assistance Network web site or call toll free at 1-800-348-5068 or (919) 831-2857. This organization provides valuable information and assistance for victims and family members of crime victims.
 
North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Visit the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault web site or call 1-888-737-2272.
 
Rape Victims Assistance Program
Visit the Rape Victims Assistance Program web site or call 1-800-826-6200.

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Visit the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence web site or call 1-888-232-9124.
 
We Can Help
 
If you or a loved one is the victim of a crime, contact Attorney General Cooper’s Office of Victims and Citizens Services for help at (919) 716-6780 or email  us.