Victim Compensation is a program to relieve crime victims of some of the financial stress they experience when victimized. The State of Arizona collects fines from convicted felons to fund the Victim Compensation program. The Navajo County Victim Compensation Board, composed of five local volunteers, reviews submitted claims and disburses available funds to victims who are eligible under the State Program rules.
The Victim Compensation Program can cover crime-related expenses for:
Mental health counseling (including traditional healing)
Funeral costs (up to $10,000)
Crime scene clean-up (up to $2,000)
Travel to and from medical, counseling, and court appointments (up to $2000)
The Victim Compensation Program cannot cover:
Property loss or repair
Pain and suffering
Victimization of a person who is presently incarcerated
For further information, specific questions, or to request meeting minutes contact Jenny Oldham, Compensation Claims Investigator via email or call 928-524-4332.