Serving the citizens of Clear Creek, Eagle, Summit and Lake Counties

Victim Compensation

Although appointed by the District Attorney, the Crime Victim Compensation Board is an independent board. The District Attorney does not and cannot influence any decision the Board makes.

Crime Victim’s Compensation Program

Click here to download the Victim Compensation Application Form in English»

Haga clic aquí para descargar el formulario de solicitud de la víctima en Español»

Your local District Attorney’s Office may be able to help you.

  • Have you been a victim of crime?
  • Are the bills owed more than you can financially handle?
  • Are you elderly or on a fixed income?

You may be awarded compensation up to $20,000 for:

  • bodily injury or death, and
  • loss or damage to medically necessary devices.

You may be awarded compensation for:

  • replacement or repair of doors, windows, locks or other security devices on residential buildings.

You may qualify for emergency funds if you have been a victim of a violent crime and any of the following circumstances were caused by that crime:

  • You are being evicted
  • Need Food
  • Have been denied medical or dental treatment due to financial reasons

If you or a member of your family have been injured or killed as a result of a crime, you may be eligible for compensation for your financial losses. Funds for this program come from fines collected form adults and juveniles who are convicted of crimes.

The Crime Victim Compensation board, consisting of private citizens appointed by the District Attorney, review each claim and award compensation. This brochure contains basic information about the Crime Victim Compensation Act. For further assistance, please contact: Your local District Attorney’s Office or call the Crime Victim Compensation Board Administrator, at 569-2567 ext. 10.

Requirements for Compensation

  • the police must be notified of the crime within 72 hours of the offense
  • the victim must cooperate fully with law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office,
  • application for compensation must be made within one year of the offense
  • the injury or death was not the result of the victim’s own wrong doing
  • damages cannot be less than $25.00
  • claim cannot be for pain and suffering, or for property damage other than doors, locks and windows of a residence
  • the person claiming compensation is a victim or was supported by a victim of crime committed on or after July 1, 1982
  • all other sources of compensation have been exhausted

Compensable losses may include:

  • reasonable medical and hospital expenses
  • loss of earnings
  • outpatient care
  • homemaker and home health services
  • burial expenses
  • mental health counseling, and loss of eyeglasses, hearing aids, or medically necessary devices

Crime Victim Compensation was established to assist victims of crime who are unable to meet their medical and therapeutic expenses. If you have been a victim of a violent crime, you may be eligible for compensation. Please contact your local District Attorney’s Office for details.


Contact Your Local District Attorney’s Office for More Information

Clear Creek County:
District Attorney’s Office
Victim Services Coordinator
P.O. Box 2000
Georgetown, CO 80444
303-679-2453

Eagle County:
District Attorney’s Office
Victim Services Coordinator
P.O. Box 295
Eagle, CO 81631
970-328-6947, ext. 13

Lake County:
District Attorney’s Office
Victim Services Coordinator
P.O. Box 965
Leadville, CO 80461
719-486-4174

Summit County:
District Attorney’s Office
Victim Services Coordinator
P.O. Box 488
Breckenridge, CO 80424
970-453-3523