Crime Victim Compensation

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Who May Apply?

  • A person who was the victim of a violent crime in this state;
  • A survivor of a victim of a violent crime and dependent upon the victim for support;
  • A relative of the victim and you incurred reasonable funeral and/or medical expenses;
  • A parent of a child who is a victim of a violent crime;
  • An Illinois resident who became a victim of a violent crime in another state or country that does not have a compensation fund for crime victims; or
  • A person under the age of 18 whose immediate family member is a victim of a violent crime.


  • You must report the crime to authorities within 72 hours, unless prevented by exceptional circumstances, and cooperate fully with law enforcement officers.
  • The victim must not have contributed to his or her injury by engaging in wrongful conduct or provocation.

How to Apply

Complete an application for compensation and return it to us within two years of the date of injury. To receive an application contact the Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office or the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. Applications may also be downloaded from the link listed below.

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raovl
Crime Victims Compensation Program
100 W. Randolph Street Chicago , IL 60601

Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office
811 West John Street Yorkville IL, 60560

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