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Violent Crimes Compensation Board

Alaska Department of Administration, Violent Crimes Compensation Board
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Relocation Required Due to Victim's Cooperation With Investigators

Short Description

When considering requests for payment of relocation costs the Board considers whether or not the claimant has cooperated with investigators to further prosecution and has made efforts to ensure no further injury at the hands of the offender.

Policy

Adopted 1-24-08

Revised October 24, 2010

In making determinations on relocation requests, the Board takes multiple matters under consideration including the minimum eligibility requirements under AS 18.67 that require a victim to cooperate with investigators and to avoid further injury by the offender to the applicant and injury to persons in the care of the applicant who are exposed to possible injury by the offender.

An order for the payment of compensation may not be made under AS 18.67.080 unless:

In the discretion of the Board, the applicant has cooperated with law enforcement and prosecution officials to further prosecution of the offender if appropriate to avoid further injury by the offender to the applicant and injury to persons in the care of the applicant who are exposed to possible injury by the offender.

The Board considers whether or not the victim has avoided further injury by the offender by reporting violent acts, pressing charges, moving out, and trying to start a new life. If these efforts result in a victim requesting the Board's assistance with relocation, the Board will consider compensating actual and documented relocation and re-establishment costs. However, the Board does not compensate the support provided by the offender that a claimant has lost, save where there are minor children in the care of the applicant.