Victims can receive assistance with completing their paperwork for the State of Tennessee’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund (aka victims comp), as injured victims can file for possible payment and/or reimbursement of their out-of-pocket medical and/or mental health bills. Families of homicide victims may be eligible for reimbursement of out-of-pocket funeral and burial bills. Some restrictions apply. In some cases, the fund will reimburse for unpaid lost wages. Other benefits may be available; information and application can be found at https://treasury.tn.gov/Services/Claims-and-Risk-Management/Criminal-Injuries-Compensation. Staff will help victims to properly complete the application, and notary publics are available to notarize the form.
For help with completing the application and/or for notary service for the application, contact the Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center at (901) 222-3950.