Crime Victim Compensation
Who is Eligible?
- An innocent victim who suffers injury from a crime.
- A dependent or legal representative of an innocent victim who has been killed as a result of a crime.
- A person who is injured while aiding a crime victim or helping a police officer.
- A person who suffers a reaction from the death of a family or household member.
- Persons who are injured in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver.
- Persons who report the crime to law enforcement within five days in most cases.
- Persons who did not cause or contribute to the crime.
- Persons who cooperated with law enforcement.
What Compensation may be Paid?
- Injury or death benefit up to $40,000.
- Medical, hospital, surgical, pharmacy, and mental health expenses.
- Lost wages.
- Loss of support to dependents of victims.
- Reasonable replacement cost of clothing or bedding held as evidence.
- Reasonable replacement value for property held as evidence or made unusable by lab testing.
- Reasonable costs for securing and cleaning a scene up to $1,000.
- Cost of homemaker services.
- Funeral services up to $2,000.
Sylvan Dyken, Stevens Point, has contacted family members and is no longer considered a missing person.
The Stevens Point Police Department is part of the Portage County Hoarding Task Force, which provides support and help to persons dealing with hoarding, a mental health issue that has serious public safety implications. See Information about Hoarding from the Task Force
This month's issue of NOVO Live, published by NOVO Health, features a 5-page article titled, "Stevens Point Police Dept. Leads the Way in Officer Health," which describes the program run by the department and Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine. Read the Article in NOVO Live