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Crime Victim Compensation

The mission of the Department of Crime Victim Compensation (DCVC) is to minimize the impact of crime in South Carolina by providing financial compensation to eligible crime victims and their families and by ensuring accountability through monitoring local victim assistance funds.

South Carolina has a Crime Victim Compensation Fund to help citizens with costs related to injuries received as a result of the crime. If you qualify for services, The Department of Crime Victim Compensation (DCVC) may reimburse some or all of the following costs depending on the law and policies guiding the use of the funds. Important note: DCVC is the Fund of Last Resort. This means if any other source is available to cover the cost of reimbursement, DCVC will defer to that source.

  • Medical or Dental care;
  • Counseling;
  • Lost wages for you as the victim; or for you to take care of a child victim or incapacitated adult for whom you are responsible;
  • Funeral/burial of a deceased victim. The claimant must incur the debt for the funeral/burial;
  • Limited transportation costs.

Contact Us

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 803.734.1900
Toll Free: 1.800.220.5370 (Crime Victims Only, Please)
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm; Monday - Friday

Mailing Address:
Edgar A. Brown Building, Room 401
1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Physical Address:
Statehouse Complex
Edgar A. Brown Building, Room 401
Columbia, South Carolina 29201