The Crime Victim Compensation Commission was established on July 1, 1967 and is governed by Chapter 351 of the Hawai`i Revised Statutes. For certain crimes, the Commission provides compensation to victims, surviving family member of a deceased victim, and private citizens who have suffered personal injury or property damage in the prevention of a crime or the apprehension of a criminal.
You may be eligible for compensation if you are the victim or surviving family member of a victim of one of the following crimes that occurred in the jurisdiction of Hawaii:
An arrest must have been made or the crime must have been reported to law enforcement officials (police, naval investigative service, military police or Federal Bureau of Investigation) without undue delay, and you must qualify as one the persons described below.
If you wish to seek compensation, you must file an application with the Crime Victim Compensation Commission within 18 months after the date of injury, death, or property damage. Late applications will only be accepted for good cause.
Applications may be downloaded at http://hawaii.gov/psd/cvcc.
You may request an application from the Commission office at (808) 587-1143 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any other questions please contact the Commission at (808) 587-1143 (O`ahu) or from the neighbor islands call toll free:
Hawai`i County: (808) 974-4000, ext. 71143
Kaua`I County: (808) 274-3141, ext. 71143
Maui County: (808) 984-2400, ext. 71143
Moloka`i/Lana`i: 1-800-468-4644, ext. 71143