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We are sorry that you or your family have been physically or emotionally injured as the result of a crime, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your financial losses.
To apply for victim compensation, you need to contact the administrator in the judicial district where the crime occurred. Download the Victim Compensation Administrator List (PDF) for information on who to contact for victim compensation. Download the Judicial District Map (PDF) to find the district you need to contact.
You may be eligible to receive crime victim compensation if:
Additionally, in order to be eligible for victim compensation in Colorado, you must meet this criteria from the Crime Victim Compensation Statute:
The local victim compensation board may waive some of these requirements for good cause or in the interest of justice. This includes application deadlines.
Losses directly related to the compensable crime are eligible for reimbursement, and may include:
Victims may be eligible to receive up to $30,000 for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance or other collateral resources, or up to $2,000 in emergency funds directly related to the crime.
Funds to pay crime victim compensation claims do not come from taxpayers. These funds are collected from fines from criminals convicted of felony, misdemeanor, and some traffic offenses.
Victims are required to apply for victim compensation in the Judicial District (PDF) where the crime occurred.
Most judicial districts have a system in place to assist non-English speaking victims of crime.
Please contact the Victim Compensation Administrator (PDF) in the judicial district where the crime occurred for further assistance.
Para pedir compensación, se necesita solicitar la compensación en el distrito judicial donde occurió el crimen.
La mayoría de los distritos tienen un sistema para ayudar a las víctimas que no hablan inglés.
Para asistencia adicional, por favor llame al Administrador de compensación de la víctima (PDF) en el distrito judicial donde ocurrió el crimen.