How is a victim’s privacy protected?

The VVF does not share private information with any other entity, unless the victim signs a release of information allowing VVF to do so. If a file is subpoenaed the Fund makes every attempt to limit what information is available and encourages the parties involved to obtain items from other sources (hospitals, police, etc.). The Fund is prohibited by law from releasing reports from law enforcement. Medical providers may contact the Fund to ask about documentation needed to pay an expense- these may only be made in writing. No information is released to medical providers other than a confirmation that we have received all necessary documentation from them.

If a victim would like VVF staff to discuss their claim file or its contents with anyone, they must complete a Permission for Verbal Communications Form.