On the pages under the headline Help for Victims, you will find information intended for you as a crime victim.
If you have been subjected to a crime, you will probably find yourself in an unfamiliar situation and you may well feel confused and anxious. Hopefully, these pages will provide you with answers to questions that you might have, and suggestions about where to turn for more support and help.
A person who has been subjected to a crime may be entitled to compensation for injuries caused by the criminal act. There are three different kinds of compensation: damages from the offender, insurance compensation and criminal injuries compensation from the state.
Those who are not fully compensated through damages or insurance may be entitled to criminal injuries compensation, even if the offender is unknown.
The overall aim of the Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority is to look after the rights of all crime victims and to draw public attention to their needs and interests.
The Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority is nationally responsible for three areas of activities: dealing with matters concerning criminal injuries compensation; administering the Crime Victim Fund; and serving as a Centre of Competence.
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Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority
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Download the application form for criminal injuries compensation