Victims’ Compensation Program

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.

For further information contact:

New Hampshire Victims’ Compensation Program
Office of the Attorney General
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301-6397
Phone: (603) 271-1284
Toll Free: 1-800-300-4500 (in NH only)
TDD Access Relay NH: 1-800-735-2964
E-mail: victimcomp@doj.nh.gov

Our Services Include:

Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach

A key part of our mission is coordinating a sustained effort to reduce domestic violence through education and outreach.

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter

We can provide a safe place for victims and their children when they have nowhere else to go.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Support groups provide assistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Hospital Accompaniment

Hospital Accompaniment

Trained volunteers respond to area hospital emergency rooms to provide advocacy and support to individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.

24-hour Crisis Line

24-hour Crisis Line

1-866-841-6229 TTY & Language Line Interpretive services available

Court Advocacy

Court Advocacy

Provides a specialized advocate to assist victims of domestic violence as they proceed through the criminal justice system.

Partners

CONFIDENTIAL

Conversations with Crisis Line volunteers and advocates are protected under NH confidentiality statute 173C. This means that information shared during a crisis line call or one-on-one conversations with "on-duty" advocates cannot be disclosed without your written consent. The only exceptions to confidentiality is in regards to abuse of a child or abuse of an incapacitated adult.
Services are provided regardless of gender, age, health status, HIV status, physical mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status, religious or political affiliation.