The Indiana Victim Compensation Program


The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute manages the Indiana Victim Compensation Program, which works to reduce the impact of crime on victims’ lives. The program reimburses victims (or their dependents), who have suffered physical injury within the last two years, for certain costs incurred as a result of a violent crime. Expenses include but are not limited to: medical bills, mental health counseling, lost wages, childcare services, attorney fees and funeral expenses, up to a certain amount.

In Indiana, there are two ways to apply: online and a paper application. By law, the program is a payor of last resort, which means applicants are compensated for covered expenses that have not been and will not be compensated from any other source. Click the link to learn more and for additional eligibility requirements.

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Victim Support Programs and Resources

Our goal is to connect victims with services and support provided from a wide range of partners, including local, state and national organizations.

Statewide Help

Support is available throughout the state for a broad range of services that may be beneficial to crime victims.

SAVIN Alert Notification Service

The Indiana SAVIN program is a free, automated hotline that provides crime victims with vital information and notifications 24/7. This service will allow you to obtain offender information and register for notifications of a change in offender status, such as offender release.

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