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WHAT IS OKLAHOMA CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION? Legislation that provides a method of compensation and assistance to persons who are victims of criminal acts and who suffer physical or psychological injury or death as a result. WHO CAN APPLY? Eligible applicants are: a victim; a dependent of a deceased victim; a person authorized to act on behalf of the victim or dependent HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ELIGIBLE? The crime must be reported to a law enforcement agency within 72 hours. The claim for compensation must be filed within one (1) year of injury, death or disclo-sure (if victim is a minor). The one-year deadline can be ex-tended up to two years for good cause. In child sex abuse cases, filing deadlines may be waived. The claimant must cooperate fully in the investigation and prosecution of the offender. Compensation shall not bene-fit the offender or accomplice. Claimant could face a reduc-tion or denial of a claim if there were any actions by the victim that may have contrib-uted to the injury or death. WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM? Funds awarded to victims of crime come from assessments placed on persons pleading guilty or convict-ed of crimes at the District and Federal Court level. TO FILE A CLAIM: Contact your nearest District Attorney’s Office or the Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Program.
|Okla State Agency||District Attorneys Council, Oklahoma|
|Okla Agency Code||'220'|
|Title||Oklahoma crime victims compensation|
|Alternative title||Victims compensation brochure|
|Authors||Oklahoma Crime Victims Compensation Board.|
|Publisher||Oklahoma District Attorney's Council|
Victims of crime--Services for--Oklahoma.
Reparation (Criminal justice)--Oklahoma.
|Purpose||WHAT IS OKLAHOMA CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION? Legislation that provides a method of compensation and assistance to persons who are victims of criminal acts and who suffer physical or psychological injury or death as a result|
|Notes||2013 reprint of 2010 version|
|OkDocs Class#||C7350.1 C929v 2010r2013|
|Digital Format||PDF, Adobe Reader required|
|ODL electronic copy||Filed with documents.ok.gov submissions system|
|Rights and Permissions||This Oklahoma state government publication is provided for educational purposes under U.S. copyright law. Other usage requires permission of copyright holders.|