Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Program
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What is the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Program?
The Arkansas Legislature created the "Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Act" when they passed Act 817 in 1987. The legislation provides a method of compensating and assisting victims and their dependents that have suffered personal injury or death as the result of a violent crime, including DWI and hit and run incidents that are a violation of A.C.A 27-53-10.

Where does the money come from?
The Crime Victims Revolving Fund

One of the most positive aspects of the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Program is that a portion of the funding comes from individuals who commit crimes. A major source of revenue for the program is the assessment of court costs and fees.

The program also receives money through the federal Victims of Crime Act as well as the court-ordered restitution collected from criminals.

Who qualifies as a claimant?

Is there anyone excluded from acting as a claimant?
Yes. A service provider cannot act as a claimant for the purpose of filing for compensation.

Who qualifies as a victim?

Who is an immediate family member?

What are the eligibility criteria?

What types of assistance are available to eligible victims?

What does crime scene clean-up involve?
This expense is available to survivors or dependents of homicide victims only. There is a maximum limit of $3,000 to cover reasonable expenses involved with removing, or attempting to remove, from the crime scene, blood, dirt, stains, or other debris caused by the crime or the processing of the crime scene. Reasonable expenses include, but are not limited to, cleaning supplies, equipment rental, labor, and hazardous waste removal. The location of a crime scene may include a structure or automobile; however, a distinction exists between cleaning and property replacement. Property replacement is prohibited. Additionally, the approval of assistance with this type expense is contingent upon all other eligibility criteria having been met.

What expenses are not covered by the program?

What are the maximum limits?

Who makes the decisions?
The administrative staff is responsible for conducting an investigation on all claims submitted. This involves gathering information regarding the victimization and reviewing all aspects of the case to determine whether the eligibility criteria have been met. The administrative staff will then prepare a synopsis of each claim submitted and forward it to the Board for review during one of its meetings or conference calls. A staff recommendation will accompany the synopsis; however, the Board will make the final decision on each claim.

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Part 2 - Crime Victims Reparations Program

1.  In violation of Omnibus DWI, A.C.A. §5-65-101 et. seq., Intent

2.  In violation of A.C.A. §27-53-101 – leaving the scene of an accident involving serious injury or death

3.  Intentional
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