Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for assistance, a person must be a victim of a violent crime in Nevada, involving physical injury, threat of physical injury or death. Family members of a deceased victim of a crime may also be eligible.

The VOCP can help victims for crimes such as:

  • Assault/Battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Physical abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Elder abuse
  • Homicide
  • Drunk driving

To qualify the following must be established:

  • The victim must be a citizen of the United States or legally entitled to reside in the U.S.
    The crime must be reported to the police, child protective services, or other law enforcement agency within 5 days of the crime, unless the victim is physically or mentally unable to file within 5 days.
  • The application must be submitted to the VOCP within a year of the crime or within a reasonable time where the victim is unable to apply within one year. Minor victims of sexual assault, molestation or pornography have until age 21 to file an application.
  • Victims must cooperate with law enforcement during the investigation and prosecution of the crime. Also, a victim cannot have participated in or been involved in committing the crime.
  • Applicants must cooperate with the VOCP.