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 West Virginia
Phone: 304-558-8814Ext. 53336
Web Site: http://www.djcs.wv.gov/grant-programs/all-general-programs/voca/Pages/default.aspx
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 West Virginia
Web Site: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Joint/victims.cfm
To locate additional services in your area, search OVC’s Online Directory of Crime Victim Services.
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.
3136 West Street, Weirton, wv, 26062
Agency Type: Shelter
Expertise in : Domestic Violence,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support/Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Crisis Hotline Counseling, Emergency Financial Assistance, Emergency Legal Advocacy, Followup Contact, Information and Referral (In person), Personal Advocacy, Shelter/Safe House, Telephone Contacts (Information and Referral),
ChildLaw Services, Inc.
1505 Princeton Ave., Princeton, wv, 24740
Expertise in : Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence,
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support/Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Emergency Legal Advocacy, Followup Contact, Information and Referral (In person), Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts (Information and Referral),
Monongalia County Victim Assistance Program
243 High St3rd Floor Courthouse, Morgantown, wv, 26505
Agency Type: Court, Prosecution
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Adults Molested As Children, Aggravated Battery, Arson, Assault, Child Abduction, Child Physical Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI Crashes, Economic/Property Crime, Elder Abuse, Fraud, Gang Violence, Hate Crime, Human Trafficking, Identity Theft, Missing Persons, Non-Violent Crimes, Robbery, Stalking, Survivors Of Homicide , Terrorism, Victims With Disabilities, White Collar Crime
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support Advocacy, Follow-up Contact, Information And Referral , Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts , Victims Rights Legal Services
Family Service, A Division of Goodwill Industries Inc.
PO Box 7365, Huntington
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Adults Molested as Children, Assault, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Survivors of Homicide Victims
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support/Advocacy, Crisis Counseling, Followup Contact, Group Treatment, Information and Referral (In person), Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts (Information and Referral), Therapy
Lewis County Commission
PO Box 466, Weston
Agency Type: Prosecution
Expertise in : Adult Sexual Assault, Adults Molested as Children, Assault, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI Crashes, Elder Abuse, Robbery, Survivors of Homicide Victims
Services: Assistance in Filing Compensation Claims, Criminal Justice Support/Advocacy, Emergency Financial Assistance, Followup Contact, Information and Referral (In person), Personal Advocacy, Telephone Contacts (Information and Referral),
West Virginia State Wide Compensation Report (PDF 320 kb)
The annual state performance report for the West Virginia compensation program.
West Virginia State Wide Assistance Report (PDF 635 kb)
The annual state performance report for the West Virginia assistance program.
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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.
Homicide Trends and Characteristics by State
This Bureau of Justice
Statistics (BJS) tool 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
Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is the Nation’s primary
source of information on criminal victimization. Each year, data are
obtained from a nationally representative sample of 76,000 households
comprising nearly 135,300 persons on the frequency, characteristics,
and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States.
The survey enables the Bureau of Justice Statistics
(BJS) to estimate the likelihood of victimization by rape, sexual assault,
robbery, assault, theft, household burglary, and motor vehicle theft for the
population as a whole as well as for segments of the population such as women,
the elderly, members of various racial groups, city dwellers,
or other groups.
State Statistical Analysis Center
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 (UCR) program
compiles data from state and local law enforcement agencies throughout
the United States. These data are presented annually in UCR publications
such as Crime
in the United States, Hate
Crime Statistics, and Law
Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted.
Uniform Crime Reports Data Analysis Tool
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
Data Analysis Tool facilitates a state-level search of violent and
property crime data across a number of years. Custom data tables
are available by State including U.S. totals (since 1960), and by
reporting local agency (since 1985).
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
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
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.