If you or someone you know has been an innocent victim of violent crime in Tennessee, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund may be a financial resource for you. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund was established as a fund of last resort to financially assist innocent victims of violent crime in Tennessee that results in personal injury. In the case of death, dependent relatives may be eligible for compensation. The program has paid out $301.2 million in claims to victims and their families since 1982.
Victims and claimants who meet eligibility requirements may be reimbursed for medical expenses, loss of wages, funeral expenses and other unforeseen costs related to the crime. This brochure contains general information and is not intended to be used as a sole source. Please visit this website for more information on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Program.