The New Hampshire Victims' Compensation Program helps innocent victims of violent crime with expenses directly related to crime injuries. The costs of this program are paid by motor vehicle and criminal fine assessments and federal Victims Of Crime Act (VOCA) grants, and not by New Hampshire Taxpayers.
The economic losses must be directly related to an eligible misdemeanor or felony violent crime. The Office of the Attorney General was designated to administer the fund, which consists of monies collected through penalty assessment on criminal fines and by the federal Victims of Crime grant award. The Victims' Assistance Commission consists of five dedicated individuals who are nominated by the Attorney General and confirmed by the Governor and Council. The Commission members volunteer their time and meet once a month to review and award eligible claims. Currently, the Commission consists of an attorney, a sexual assault nurse examiner who is also an ER nurse, a licensed mental health professional and a crime victim. Together, with three staff members from the Attorney General's Office, applications are processed and reviewed, claims awarded or denied and payments are made to victims whose lives are benefited in significant ways, after sustaining trauma and economic loss due to a violent crime.
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