To be eligible for assistance, a person must be a victim of a violent crime in Nevada, involving physical injury, threat of physical injury or death. Family members of a deceased victim of a crime may also be eligible. The VOCP can help victims for crimes such as:
To qualify the following must be established:
The victim must be a citizen of the U.S. or legally entitled to reside in the U.S.
The crime must be reported to the police, within 5 days of the crime, unless the victim is physically or mentally unable to file within 5 days.
Adults must apply within a year of the crime.
Victims must cooperate with law enforcement during the investigation and prosecution of the crime.
OCP Benefits and Covered Expenses
The VOCP goal is to assist eligible victims of crime and their families cope, and recover from the physical, emotional and financial impact of violent crime. The VOCP assists victims with a variety of expenses that occur because of the crime. The VOCP may help pay expenses related to the crime such as: