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.
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, if services are provided by a licensed counselor. If the services are provided by a master’s level counselor under the supervision of a supervisor approved under AS 08.29.210, sessions will be paid at $115/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
Any subsequent counseling sessions beyond the initial award must be pre-authorized
by the Board through an Additional Counseling Request Form submitted by the