We realize that for many persons, being a victim or witness to a crime is their first experience with the criminal and juvenile justice systems. As a victim or witness, you have certain rights within the system.
This Victims' Rights brochure is being provided to you to assist you with questions you may have regarding those rights.
Victim Rights Brochure (English)
FOLLETO DE LOS DERECHOS DE LA VÍCTIMA / SUS DERECHOS COMO VÍCTIMA O TESTIGO
Florida Office of the Attorney General Victim Services
The Florida Attorney General's Division of Victim Services not only serves as an advocate for crime victims and victims' rights, it also administers a compensation program to ensure financial assistance for innocent victims of crime. As part of its responsibility, the division also notifies victims of the status of any appellate decisions regarding their cases.
Injured crime victims may be eligible for financial assistance for medical care, lost income, mental health services, funeral expenses and other out-of-pocket expenses directly related to the injury. If needed, they can also be referred to support organizations within their home area.
Victims wishing to apply for assistance, check on the status of their applications, or in need of any other assistance can contact the division toll free from anywhere in the United States.
The toll-free number is 1-800-226-6667.
How to file for Victim Compensation
Domestic Violence / Dating Violence
Victim Compensation Claim Form