Louisiana

Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program

The Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program was authorized under the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, Public Law 98-473 to provide financial assistance to states for the purpose of assisting victims of crime through the provision of comprehensive, coordinated direct services. Private nonprofit agencies and local units of government are awarded grants to provide direct services to victims. Priority areas are spousal abuse, sexual assault, child abuse, and previously under served victims. The program requires that agencies funded provide cash or in-kind match, use volunteers and assist victims with filing for compensation through the Crime Victims Reparations Program through the Sheriffs' Offices throughout the State, and encourage reporting to law enforcement.

Email:

Website: cole.state.la.us/programs/cva.asp

Phone: (225) 342-1573

Crime Victim Reparations Program

Crime Victim Reparations Program, which provides financial compensation to victims of certain crimes.Eligible victims may apply for financial assistance with medical, funeral, mental health, childcare, crime scene evidence expenses, lost wages, loss of support, and catastrophic property loss (as a result of arson). The Victim Services Program also includes a Violence Against Women Program and an Elderly Crime Victim Assistance Program. These programs allow the Sheriff's Office to focus its attention and efforts on these specific groups of victims, both of which have special needs and concerns.

Email:

Website: lafayettesheriff.com

Phone: (337) 232-9211

District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program

The District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program is the liaison between you (the victim or family member of the victim) and the prosecutor handling the case. We provide direct services to victims of certain felony crimes, as outlined by state law, to assure that you are treated with fairness and respect, kept informed, and guided through the judicial process. To qualify for these statutory rights, you or your family members must be a victim of a homicide, felony crime of violence, sexual offense, certain vehicular related offenses, domestic violence, or attempts to commit any of these offenses. For a complete list of the crimes whose victims are covered under this statute

Email:

Website: damontgomery.org/services/victim-assistance

Phone: 985-646-4110

Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Program

The Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Program will award payments for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost earnings, counseling and child care when they are related to a violent crime. The crime must be reported within 72 hours and application for compensation must be filed with the Board within one year. Victims or their dependents may apply.
 

Email:

Website: caddosheriff.org/content.php?c=27

Phone: (318) 675-2170

National Resources

  • AARDVARC

    This site is for locating state resources for "An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection" organization. Email them at .

  • Victim Information and Notification Everyday

    VINELink is the online version of VINE, the National Victim Notification Network. This is a 24-hour service.

  • Parents of Murdered Children

    To Provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.

  • National Organization for Victim Assistance

    A private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) national organization committed to the recognition and implementation of victim rights and services.