State of Alaska

Department of Administration

Violent Crimes Compensation Board

Alaska Department of Administration, Violent Crimes Compensation Board

Counseling

Background

The Board may award counseling expenses for adult and child victims of violent
crimes, minor child witnesses to violence, parents and legal guardians of child
victims of sexual abuse, and immediate family members of homicide victims.

General Policy

When all other eligibility requirements have been met, the Violent Crimes
Compensation Board may award counseling costs to victims of violent crime, parents
and legal guardians of child victims of violent crime, and children who witness
violent crimes. Additionally, within the discretion of the Board, counseling costs
may be awarded to immediate family members of homicide victims.
The Board will pay the first evaluation and intake session in full, but will pay
thereafter at $150/hour. The limits placed by the Board on counseling funds are as
follows: $1950 for adult victims of violent crime, children who witness violent crime
within the home, parents or legal guardians of child victims of sexual abuse, and
immediate family members of homicide victims; $3900 for child victims of sexual
abuse.
Any subsequent counseling sessions beyond the initial award must be pre-authorized
by the Board through an Additional Counseling Request Form submitted by the
counselor.

Policy History

Adopted 7-12-99

Revised 7-26-03

Revised 1-29-09

Revised 6-10-09

Revised 2-5-15