State of Alaska

Department of Administration

Violent Crimes Compensation Board

Alaska Department of Administration, Violent Crimes Compensation Board

Counseling

Short Description

The Board may award up to $3.380 in counseling costs for primary victims of violent crimes occurring in Alaska, up to $1,560 for parents and legal guardians of child victims and minor child witnesses to violence, and up to $780 for anyone who by virtue of their relationship to an eligible crime victim would benefit from counseling.

Policy

Adopted 7-12-99

Revised 7-26-03

Revised 1-29-09

Revised 6-10-09

Limited to $130 per session

Claims first considered after January 29,2009, and claims under consideration for additional payment from the policy effective date forward which include compensation of mental health treatment sessions shall be limited to $130.00 per mental health treatment session.  This policy does not apply to psychiatric sessions, in-patient treatment or mental health treatment evaluations.

General Policy

Based on AS 18.67, when all other eligibility requirements have been met, the Violent Crimes Compensation Board may award the primary victim up to 26 mental health counseling sessions from the date of the first treatment at a cost up to $3,380.00. The program is to be billed monthly. The Board will limit the number of mental health counseling sessions it is willing to award to 13 or up to $1,690, other than in exceptional cases where the Board may continue to award up to 26 mental health counseling sessions.

Based on AS 18.67, when all other eligibility requirements have been met, the Violent Crimes Compensation Board may award the secondary victim up to 6 mental health counseling sessions from the date of the first treatment up to $780.00. The program is to be billed once.

Based on AS 18.67, when all other eligibility requirements have been met, the Violent Crimes Compensation Board may award the Custodial parent of a SAM victim up to 12 mental health counseling sessions from the date of the first treatment at a cost of up to $1,560.00. The program is to be billed once.

Based on AS 18.67, when all other eligibility requirements have been met, the Violent Crimes Compensation Board may award the Immediate family members of a homicide victim up to 12 mental health counseling sessions from the date of the first treatment at a cost up to $1,560.00. The program is to billed once.

Based on AS 18.67, when all other eligibility have been met, the Violent Crimes Compensation Board may award any victim or any person who by virtue of their relationship may require counseling up to 6 mental health counseling sessions from the date of the first treatment at a cost up to $780.00. This program is to be billed once.