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What is Crime Victim
Compensation (CVC)?
Who is eligible for CVC?
How do I apply
and who makes the decisions?

Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) is a victim service program created by Colorado law to help crime victims recover financially from the physical and emotional injuries caused during a criminal act. The CVC program can help victims of certain crimes pay for specific crime related expenses or losses.

Please review the General and Applicant sections of this website to learn more.


People who have been the victim of          certain crimes in Adams or Broomfield          Counties.

Immediate family members, domestic          partners and guardians of victims.

Witnesses of certain crimes.

Residents of Colorado who have been          injured or killed by an international act of          terrorism outside of the United States.


In order to be approved for CVC assistance you must complete and submit a CVC application. Please review the Applicant section of this website and the CVC application to learn what additional supporting documentation may be required.

All CVC decisions are made by the Board. The CVC Board consists of three volunteer board members appointed by Dave Young, District Attorney.


Due to COVID-19 the following will apply until further notice:

  • 17th JD Crime Victim Compensation Board meetings will be conducted via video conferencing.  Any person(s) interested in attending a CVC Board meeting via video conferencing may contact the program at vcomp@da17.state.co.us or by phone at 303-835-5659 to be included as a meeting attendee.
  • All claim inquiries will be answered via email (vcomp@da17.state.co.us) during the following work hours: M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Approved CVC payments may be delayed up to 2 weeks due to limited staffing. 

The Crime Victim Compensation Program was created by law, Colorado Revised Statute 24-4.1-101 et seq., and is operated in accordance with
the statute and the Bylaws, Policies and Procedures of the Seventeenth Judicial District CVC Board. Si usted necesita asistencia, favor de llamar 303-835-5659.

The Crime Victim Compensation staff and Board shall not discriminate because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or any other non merit factor in the acceptance, review and approval of a Crime Victim Compensation application and request.
To file a discrimination complaint please visit: www.hhs.gov/ocr .