The Office of the Attorney General is designated to administer the victim assistance fund, which consists of monies collected through penalty assessment on criminal fines, restitution and by the federal Victims of Crime grant and the federal Violence against Women Act.
The Victims' Compensation Commission consists of five dedicated individuals who are nominated by the Attorney General and confirmed by the Governor and Council. The Commission members volunteer their time and meet once a month to review and award eligible claims. Currently, the Commission consists of an attorney, a sexual assault nurse examiner who is also an ER nurse, a licensed mental health professional, a crime victim and a chief of police. Together, with three staff members from the Attorney General's Office, applications are processed and reviewed, claims awarded or denied and payments are made to victims.
The New Hampshire Victims' Compensation Program can provide substantial financial assistance to crime victims and their families; and, while no amount of money can erase the trauma and grief victims suffer, this aid can be crucial in the aftermath of crime. By paying for care that helps restore victims' physical and mental health, and by replacing lost income for victims who cannot work, the compensation program is helping victims and their families in a direct way.
For further information contact:
New Hampshire Victims' Compensation Program
Office of the Attorney General
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301-6397
Phone: (603) 271-1284
Toll Free: 1-800-300-4500 (in NH only)
TDD Access Relay NH: 1-800-735-2964
New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301