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Alabama Crime Victims' Compensation Commission

The Alabama Crime Victims' Compensation Commission was established in 1984 by the Alabama State Legislature to financially compensate victims of violent crime. If you are a victim of a violent crime, you may be eligible for victim compensation that helps pay your direct, out-of-pocket expenses from the crime. Ask the Victim Service Officer in your district attorney's office for an application or call the Alabama Crime Victims' Compensation Commission at 1-800-541-9388.

Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Act

Sections 15-23-1 through 15-23-23 of the Code of Alabama

  • Section 15-23-1  Short title.
  • Section 15-23-2  Legislative findings, etc.
  • Section 15-23-3  Definitions.
  • Section 15-23-4  Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission - Created; composition; meetings; rules and regulations; bond; compensation.
  • Section 15-23-5  Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission - Powers and duties.
  • Section 15-23-6  Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission - Annual report required.
  • Section 15-23-7  Audit of financial affairs of commission authorized.
  • Section 15-23-8  Compensation for economic loss resulting from criminal conduct - Authorized; procedure.
  • Section 15-23-9  Compensation for economic loss resulting from criminal conduct - Collateral source contribution not required.
  • Section 15-23-10  Compensation for economic loss resulting from criminal conduct - Hearing required generally; procedure in contested cases; settlement by consent order, etc.
  • Section 15-23-11  Filing claim under article constitutes waiver of physician-patient privilege.
  • Section 15-23-12  When compensation not awarded, diminished, etc.; reconsideration of award.
  • Section 15-23-13  Award not contingent on prosecution or conviction of offender; effect of proof of conviction; suspension of proceedings under article.
  • Section 15-23-14  Award of compensation subrogates commission to rights of claimant as to collateral source; funds recovered from collateral source held in trust for commission; disposition of trust funds; notice of action to recover damages; restitution hearings.
  • Section 15-23-15  Amount and method of compensation; future economic loss generally; exemption from state and local taxes, etc.
  • Section 15-23-16  Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Fund; created; purposes; composition; administered or managed by commission.
  • Section 15-23-17  Assessment of additional costs and penalties; collection and disposition of additional assessments, etc.
  • Section 15-23-18  Penalties - Influence peddling.
  • Section 15-23-19  Penalties - Failure of commission member to disclose conflict of interest.
  • Section 15-23-20  Penalties - Alteration of commission records, etc.
  • Section 15-23-21  Penalties - Furnishing false information; failure to disclose material fact, etc.
  • Section 15-23-22  Penalties - Unauthorized control over money or securities of commission.
  • Section 15-23-23  Certain persons deemed ineligible for compensation.

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