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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 section can talk to victims, connect them with community services and tell them 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 information on how to apply, visit North Carolina Crime Victims Compensation Services or call toll free at 1-800-826-6200/(919) 733-7974.

Helping Crime Victims Get Restitution

Under North Carolina law, crime victims are supposed to be the first in line for payment when criminals pay restitution to the court. If a criminal who harmed you owes you restitution, our Victims and Citizens Services section may be able to help.
 
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 1-888-997-9124.
 
We Can Help
 
If you or a loved one is the victim of a crime, contact Attorney General Cooper’s Victims and Citizens Services section for help at (919) 716-6780 or email  us.