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Nevada’s Victims of Crime Program (VOCP) provides financial support for eligible crime victims and their families.
Each case is different. Depending on the circumstances, VOCP may help pay expenses for:
No claim may exceed $35,000. VOCP does not pay for the following expenses:
VOCP candidates must meet the following five requirements:
Victims must complete and submit the VOCP application:
Applications should be sent to either:
P.O. Box 94525
Las Vegas, NV 89193
Email: [email protected]
For help, contact the VOCP program manager at 702-486-2740.
Victims have 60 days to appeal if their application is denied:
VOCP’s Compensation Officer will then schedule a hearing. This is typically within 30 days of the appeal. The victim may appear in person or by phone. Alternatively, the victim may submit a statement in writing. The Hearing Officer typically provides a decision within 15 days.
If the Hearing Officer denies the appeal, the victim has 15 days to appeal again. The Appeals Officer will schedule a hearing. This is typically within 30 days of the second appeal. The victim may appear in person or by phone. Alternatively, the victim may submit a statement in writing. This hearing will be recorded. The Appeals Officer typically provides a decision within 30 days.
If the Appeals Officer denies the second appeal, the victim has 15 days to appeal a third and final time. The Board of Examiners will notify the victim when it will hear the appeal. The Board may either affirm, reverse, or remand the decision of the Appeals Officer.
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A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, Court TV, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.
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