800-826-6200 In North Carolina 

919-733-7974     NCDPS.GOV/Victim Services

We have four programs to assist crime victims:

Victim Compensation Services reimburses innocent victims of crimes committed in North Carolina. Medical expenses, lost wages, counseling or funerals may be covered,

  • Must be an innocent victim who suffers injury or death caused by criminal conduct
  • Awarded assistance if insurance/Medicaid does not cover all expenses

Rape Victim Assistance provides free forensic medical examinations through medical facilities using a Sexual Assault Evidence Collective Kit.

  • The program covers expenses related to the forensic exam.
  • For reimbursement of additonal medical expenses, victims may submit an application to the Crime Victims Compensation Commission for consideration.

Prisons, Probation and Parole Process Assistance

Victim Services staff assists victims and family members through the correctional process: prison, probation, parole or post-release supervision.

  • Staff provides prison information on an offender’s approximate release date, location, any escapes or captures or inmate’s death or custody levels.
  • Staff addresses victims’ concerns about an offender’s place of confinement and/or unwanted contact via mail, phone or a third party while in prison.
  • Staff provides Community Correction information on hearing dates, restitution changes, changes in custody status or if no longer under supervision, capture, discharge date or death.

Automated notifications on changes in offender’s custody status from prison, probation and post-release supervision are made through NC SAVAN.

  • Receive an automated notification when the status of an offender changes
  • Service is available in English or Spanish


Other Resources

Legal Aid of N.C. Inc.919-856 2564   Legal Aid of NC

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence  919-956-9124 NCCADV

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault 919-870-8881  NCCASA