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Compensation & Assistance

All states receive Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from OVC to help support local victim assistance and compensation programs.

There are resources in your immediate area that offer services to individuals who have been victimized by crime. Information about victim assistance in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:

OVC-funded Victim Assistance for Puerto Rico
Phone: 787-729-2276
Web Site: http://www.justicia.pr.gov/home/secretarias-y-oficinas/servicios-a-las-victimas-y-testigos-de-delitos/

You may be eligible for crime victim compensation benefits, including reimbursement for medical services, mental health counseling, lost wages, and other costs incurred as a result of the crime. Information about compensation in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:

OVC-funded Victim Compensation for Puerto Rico
Phone: 787-721-2900
Fax: 787-723-8675
Web Site: http://www.justicia.pr.gov/home/secretarias-y-oficinas/servicios-a-las-victimas-y-testigos-de-delitos/

To locate additional services in your area, search OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services.

Programs

Below is a sampling of programs listed in your state/territory. For a comprehensive list of services in your area, conduct a search of OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services. This comprehensive and user-friendly database is searchable by location, type of victimization, type of agency, and available services.

FUNDACION HOGAR NINITO JESUS INC.
P O BOX 192503, SAN JUAN
(787) 748-5633
Agency Type: Shelter
Expertise in : Child Sexual Abuse,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Followup Contact, Shelter/Safe House, Therapy

Hogar Nueva Mujer Santa Maria de la Merced
P.O.Box 37927, Cayey, pr, 737
(787) 263-6473
Expertise in : Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Followup Contact, Group Treatment, Shelter/Safe House, Telephone Contacts (Information and Referral), Therapy

HOGAR INFANTIL SANTA TERESITA DEL NINO JESUS INC.
P O BOX 140057, ARECIBO
(787) 817-6651
Agency Type: Shelter
Expertise in : Child Sexual Abuse,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Followup Contact, Shelter/Safe House, Therapy

MUNICIPIO DE CEIBA
P O BOX 224, CEIBA
(787) 885-2180
Agency Type: Non-Social Services
Expertise in : Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Followup Contact, Shelter/Safe House, Therapy

CENTRO DE SERVICIOS A LA JUVENTUD INC.-LAZOS DE MUJER
P O BOX 9368, ARECIBO
(787) 878-6776
Expertise in : Domestic Violence,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Therapy

VOCA Reports

Puerto Rico State Wide Compensation Report (PDF 295 kb)
The annual state performance report for the Puerto Rico compensation program.

Puerto Rico State Wide Assistance Report
The annual state performance report for the Puerto Rico compensation program.

Events

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Victims’ Rights

Search Victim Law to access victims’ rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and case summaries of related court decisions. Funded by OVC, VictimLaw is a comprehensive, user-friendly, on-line database that provides ready access to information that can advance the cause of crime victims’ rights by facilitating the exercise, implementation, and enforcement of those rights.

Statistics

Easy Access - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Data Analysis Tools
OJJDP’s Easy Access is a family of web-based data analysis tools on juvenile justice. Among the data available are statistics on juvenile victimization.

Homicide Trends In The United States
This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) publication series provides data at the state-level related to homicides, including the number of victims, demographic data (age, race, and gender), and weapon involvement.

National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
NCVS is the Nation’s primary source of information on criminal victimization. Data from the annual survey reported annually include the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. NCVS collects information on nonfatal personal crimes (i.e., rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault, and personal larceny) and household property crimes (i.e., burglary, motor vehicle theft, and other theft) both reported and not reported to police.

The NCVS Victimization Analysis Tool allows users to generate custom reports using data from 1993–present.

State Statistical Analysis Centers
State specific justice statistics are available from your state’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). Contact information for each state’s SAC is available from the Justice Research and Statistics Association.

Uniform Crime Reports
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program compiles data from state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. These data are presented annually in publications such as—

  • Crime in the United States,
  • Hate Crime Statistics,
  • Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, and
  • National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).

View the OVC bulletin, Eight Benefits of NIBRS to Victim Service Providers, to learn how victim service providers can use NIBRS to gain a better understanding of specific types of victimization, determine disparities between victims known to law enforcement and those receiving victim services, and identify underserved groups of crime victims.

Uniform Crime Reports Data Analysis Tool
This BJS dynamic data analysis tool allows you to generate trend tables and figures of arrest data since 1980, including national arrest estimates and agency-level counts by offense, age, sex, and race. The data presented in this tool are from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Victim Notification

VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.

The Victim Notification System (VNS) is a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the United States Attorneys’ offices, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). This free, computer-based system provides important information to victims of federal crimes. In many cases you will receive letters generated through VNS containing information about the events pertaining to your case and/or any defendants in the case. This information is also available in English and Spanish on the Internet and through a toll-free telephone number (Call Center).

Victims' Rights Compliance

Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman, Executive Office for United States Attorneys
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has established the Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman to receive and investigate complaints filed by crime victims against its employees. If you are a crime victim and you believe that a DOJ employee violated or failed to provide you with one or more of your rights, you may file a complaint. A crime victim includes any person who has been directly and proximately harmed as a result of the commission of a Federal offense or an offense in the District of Columbia.

Compensation & Assistance

All states receive Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds from OVC to help support local victim assistance and compensation programs.

There are resources in your immediate area that offer services to individuals who have been victimized by crime. Information about victim assistance in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:

OVC-funded Victim Assistance for Puerto Rico
Phone: 787-729-2276
Web Site: http://www.justicia.pr.gov/home/secretarias-y-oficinas/servicios-a-las-victimas-y-testigos-de-delitos/

You may be eligible for crime victim compensation benefits, including reimbursement for medical services, mental health counseling, lost wages, and other costs incurred as a result of the crime. Information about compensation in this state/territory can be obtained using the information listed below:

OVC-funded Victim Compensation for Puerto Rico
Phone: 787-721-2900
Fax: 787-723-8675
Web Site: http://www.justicia.pr.gov/home/secretarias-y-oficinas/servicios-a-las-victimas-y-testigos-de-delitos/

To locate additional services in your area, search OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services.

Programs

Below is a sampling of programs listed in your state/territory. For a comprehensive list of services in your area, conduct a search of OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services. This comprehensive and user-friendly database is searchable by location, type of victimization, type of agency, and available services.

FUNDACION HOGAR NINITO JESUS INC.
P O BOX 192503, SAN JUAN
(787) 748-5633
Agency Type: Shelter
Expertise in : Child Sexual Abuse,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Followup Contact, Shelter/Safe House, Therapy

Hogar Nueva Mujer Santa Maria de la Merced
P.O.Box 37927, Cayey, pr, 737
(787) 263-6473
Expertise in : Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Followup Contact, Group Treatment, Shelter/Safe House, Telephone Contacts (Information and Referral), Therapy

HOGAR INFANTIL SANTA TERESITA DEL NINO JESUS INC.
P O BOX 140057, ARECIBO
(787) 817-6651
Agency Type: Shelter
Expertise in : Child Sexual Abuse,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Followup Contact, Shelter/Safe House, Therapy

MUNICIPIO DE CEIBA
P O BOX 224, CEIBA
(787) 885-2180
Agency Type: Non-Social Services
Expertise in : Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Followup Contact, Shelter/Safe House, Therapy

CENTRO DE SERVICIOS A LA JUVENTUD INC.-LAZOS DE MUJER
P O BOX 9368, ARECIBO
(787) 878-6776
Expertise in : Domestic Violence,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Crisis Counseling, Therapy

VOCA Reports

Puerto Rico State Wide Compensation Report (PDF 295 kb)


The annual state performance report for the Puerto Rico compensation program.

Puerto Rico State Wide Assistance Report


The annual state performance report for the Puerto Rico compensation program.

Events

No events for Puerto Rico were found. Add your own event here

Victims’ Rights

Search VictimLaw to access victims’ rights statutes, tribal laws, constitutional amendments, court rules, administrative code provisions, and case summaries of related court decisions. Funded by OVC, VictimLaw is a comprehensive, user-friendly, on-line database that provides ready access to information that can advance the cause of crime victims’ rights by facilitating the exercise, implementation, and enforcement of those rights.

Statistics

Easy Access - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Data Analysis Tools
OJJDP’s Easy Access is a family of web-based data analysis tools on juvenile justice. Among the data available are statistics on juvenile victimization.

Homicide Trends In The United States
This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) publication series provides data at the state-level related to homicides, including the number of victims, demographic data (age, race, and gender), and weapon involvement.

National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
NCVS is the Nation’s primary source of information on criminal victimization. Data from the annual survey reported annually include the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. NCVS collects information on nonfatal personal crimes (i.e., rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault, and personal larceny) and household property crimes (i.e., burglary, motor vehicle theft, and other theft) both reported and not reported to police.

The NCVS Victimization Analysis Tool allows users to generate custom reports using data from 1993–present.

State Statistical Analysis Centers
State specific justice statistics are available from your state’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). Contact information for each state’s SAC is available from the Justice Research and Statistics Association.

Uniform Crime Reports
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program compiles data from state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. These data are presented annually in publications such as—

  • Crime in the United States,
  • Hate Crime Statistics,
  • Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, and
  • National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).

View the OVC bulletin, Eight Benefits of NIBRS to Victim Service Providers, to learn how victim service providers can use NIBRS to gain a better understanding of specific types of victimization, determine disparities between victims known to law enforcement and those receiving victim services, and identify underserved groups of crime victims.

Uniform Crime Reports Data Analysis Tool
This BJS dynamic data analysis tool allows you to generate trend tables and figures of arrest data since 1980, including national arrest estimates and agency-level counts by offense, age, sex, and race. The data presented in this tool are from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Victim Notification

VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.

The Victim Notification System (VNS) is a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the United States Attorneys’ offices, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). This free, computer-based system provides important information to victims of federal crimes. In many cases you will receive letters generated through VNS containing information about the events pertaining to your case and/or any defendants in the case. This information is also available in English and Spanish on the Internet and through a toll-free telephone number (Call Center).

Victims’ Rights Compliance

Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman, Executive Office for United States Attorneys
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has established the Office of the Victims’ Rights Ombudsman to receive and investigate complaints filed by crime victims against its employees. If you are a crime victim and you believe that a DOJ employee violated or failed to provide you with one or more of your rights, you may file a complaint. A crime victim includes any person who has been directly and proximately harmed as a result of the commission of a Federal offense or an offense in the District of Columbia.