Missouri law gives victims the right to receive restitution after the defendant is convicted under certain circumstances. Whenever possible, we will request the Court to order the defendant to pay restitution. To do so, we need you to provide a victim impact statement with restitution information to our office so we know how much restitution is owed.
1. VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT
The collection of restitution is an important part of the criminal justice process. One of our primary goals is to ensure that crime victims have been properly compensated for their loss when appropriate. If you have suffered injury or property loss as a result of criminal activity and charges have been filed, please take a moment to fill out and send in the Victim Impact Statement below so that we can include restitution when appropriate.
Please mail the Victim Impact Statement to:
Greene County Victim/Witness Services Office
1010 Boonville Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
2. CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUND
The state of Missouri has a fund to reimburse some crime victims for certain financial losses. You may be eligible for benefits if:
- You are a victim of violent crime and suffered personal bodily injury;
- You are a relative who requires counseling to better assist a sexual assault victim with recovery;
- You are a spouse, child or other dependent of a victim who has died as a direct result of a crime, or you assumed financial obligations incurred as a result of the victim's death; or
- You are a Missouri resident who suffered personal injury in a state that does not have a crime victims' compensation program and the injury would be covered if the crime had occurred in Missouri.
To be eligible, you must have:
- Reported the incident within 48 hours to the proper law enforcement agency or had a good reason for delay;
- Filed the compensation claim within two years of the crime or discovery of the crime; and
- Incurred medical expenses and lost time from work, or incurred no medical bills but lost at least two weeks' wages. The rate of compensation is $40 a day or $200 a week.
Depending on the case, victims' compensation may be available for medical care, psychiatric treatment or other counseling, funeral expenses and wage loss reimbursement for the victim. Total recovery may not exceed $25,000.
FILING FOR CLAIMS
If you have determined that you may be eligible under the Missouri Crime Victim Compensation fund, please submit the following application attention
Crime Victims Compensation Program
P.O. Box 1589
Jefferson City, MO 65102