If you have questions regarding the victim compensation process, need assistance filing a claim, require referrals for outside programs or resources, have concerns regarding the handling of your claim, or questions regarding crime victims’ rights as they relate to victim compensation, the Ombudsman is available to assist. You may use the form below to contact the Ombudsman
Statement of Concern
The Crime Victim Ombudsman is a resource that can research, discuss, and seek to remedy issues and address concerns filed by crime victims and eligible claimants. The mission of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund is to ensure that every crime victim and claimant is treated with dignity, equality, and fairness. In accordance with the Victims Bill of Rights Act; all victims of crime are afforded certain rights.
For a copy of the Victims Bill of Rights, please visit our Rights of Crime Victims in Virginia page.
Please provide a detailed statement regarding your concerns and please include the type of assistance you are requesting from the Crime Victim Ombudsman:
Consent to Research
In order to conduct an inquiry into your concern(s), the Crime Victim Ombudsman may be required to forward copies of this form to the program, agency or person to better assist you and properly address your concern. In carrying out the inquiry, the Crime Victim Ombudsman may need to request additional information from you. Please be sure to provide up to date contact information. Following each inquiry, the Ombudsman will respond either verbally or in writing to all parties related to the inquiry with recommendations and information to assist to resolve the issue at hand.
By typing your name below, you are giving your consent to the Crime Victim Ombudsman to disclose information deemed necessary by the Ombudsman in order to resolve the concern herein stated.
I understand that upon receipt of this form, the Crime Victim Ombudsman will conduct an inquiry and I hereby consent to such an inquiry.
I certify that I have read and understood all of the above statements. All statements are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.