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John Bel Edwards
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Sheriff Sid Gautreaux
Chairman
Jim Craft
Executive Director

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Crime Victim Reparations

Your CVR Parish Representative

SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM FORMS

Forms, Applications and Annual Reports

Board Dates, Agendas and Minutes

Basic Qualification Requirements | Who May Qualify | Who is Not Eligible | What Crimes are Covered | What Expenses are Eligible | What Expenses are Not Eligible | Limits on Awards | Recoveries From Other Sources | Applications and Claim Forms | How the Application is Reviewed | Right to Appeal | For More Info  |  Links to Other State Compensation Programs | Links to Victim Services Agencies

Victims of violence and their families must deal with emotional, physical, and financial aftermath of crime. The Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Fund helps innocent victims and their families pay for the financial cost of crime when they have no other means of paying. The fund is administered by the Crime Victims Reparations Board under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement

The funds to operate the program come from fines and files paid by people who break the law.

Basic Qualification Requirements

Residency

The crime must occur in Louisiana or the crime must involve a Louisiana resident who becomes a victim in another state that does not have a crime victim compensation program for which the victim would be eligible.

Reporting the Crime

The crime must be reported to a law enforcement agency within 72 hours after the incident unless there is a good reason why the crime was not reported within this time period.  

Filing for Compensation

The application must be filed within a year of the crime unless there is a good reason why the application was not submitted within this time period.  

Cooperation

The victim and/or claimant must cooperate fully with law enforcement officials in the investigation and prosecution of the case.

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Who May Qualify

An innocent victim of a violent crime who suffers physical and/or emotional harm or death or catastrophic property loss.

A person who legally assumes the obligations or voluntarily pays certain expenses related to the crime on behalf of the victim.

Immediate family members needing counseling as a result of the consequence of death of the victim

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Who is Not Eligible

A victim whose own behavior contributed to the crime (in those cases, benefits may be reduced or denied).

A victim or claimant who was engaged in illegal activity at the time of crime.

An offender or an accomplice of the offender.

A victim who has/had a felony conviction(s) within five years of the date of the crime,, or was serving a sentence or probation in the five years preceding/subsequent to the crime (except for victims of a sexual related offense.)

 A victim was serving a sentence or on probation .  

Anyone who was incarcerated in a penal institution when the crime occurred. ..

Victims of motor vehicle accidents except those listed below ("What Crimes are Covered").

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What Crimes Are Covered

Crimes that involve the use of force or the threat of the use of force and result in personal injury, death or catastrophic property loss, and those  victims of human trafficking.

Only these motor vehicle related crimes: DWI, Hit and Run, victim of a driver who is fleeing apprehension by law enforcement, or a victim whose injuries were intentionally inflicted with a vehicle.

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What Expenses are Eligible

Reimbursement for property damage or loss is not an eligible expenses. Approved claims may be awarded compensation for the following only if they are related to the crime:

Reasonable medical and prescription expenses

Dental expenses

Mental health counseling

Funeral expenses

Loss of earnings or support

Child care or dependent 

Crime Scene cleanup (eff. 8/15/2010) 

Reasonable replacement costs for item or items taken as evidence or made unusable as a result of the criminal investigation.

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What Expenses are Not Eligible

Expenses which may not be reimbursed for any reason include:

Property losses except  for a catastrophic property loss which is limited to the loss of your current residence provided it is owned and occupied by the victim/claimant.

Pain and Suffering

Property Repair  

Attorney fees except when they are part of an order from a hearing or award by a court of law.

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Limits on Awards

Total recovery may not exceed $ 10,000 unless the victim suffered total and permanent disability. Victims who suffer total permanent disability as a result of their victimization may qualify for up to $25,000.

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Recoveries from Other Sources

The Crime Victims Reparations Fund is regarded as the "payer of last resort." It is a secondary source that pays for certain out-of-pocket expenses related to the crime that the victim has no other way to pay. Other sources that have to pay first include:

  • HMO/health insurance
  • Disability insurance/life insurance
  • Vacation time, sick leave or other types of leave paid by an employer
  • Worker's compensation benefits
  • Social security
  • Medicare or Medicaid

The staff of the Crime Victims Reparations Program will work with victims and claimants to make sure all available resources, including the fund, work in best interest of victims.

Victims/claimants of a sexual related offense may or may not file with their insurance.

If, as a part of a criminal sentence, the court orders an offender to make restitution to the victim for an expense which the Crime Victims Compensation has already paid, the victim may be required to reimburse the fund. If the victim or claimant recovers money as a settlement in a civil suit against the offender or a third party, the victim or claimant may have to reimburse the fund for expenses already paid by the fund.

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Application and Claim Forms

Click HERE for Downloads. Applications are also available from all Louisiana sheriffs' offices. The victim reparations coordinators provide assistance to victims who ask for help in filling out application forms. Victims may also get an application directly from the Crime Victim's Reparations Office by calling 1-888-6-VICTIM (nationwide).

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How the Application is Reviewed

After receiving an application and related documentation including a complete offense report, the sheriff s office in the parish where the crime occurred reviews the information to see if the crime, the victim and/or claimant are eligible for the program. This process involves verifying all the information presented in the application. Witnesses to the crime, law enforcement officers, and prosecutors involved in investigating and prosecuting the crime, physicians, counselors, hospitals, and employers may be contacted for additional information. A decision about whether the victim or claimant is eligible is usually made within 30 to 45 days. The sheriff s office works with the victim or claimant to review expenses incurred as a result of the crime and determine which ones are eligible for reimbursement or payment.

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The Right to Appeal a Decision

If the Crime Victims Reparations Board makes a decision with which the victim or claimant disagrees, the victim or the claimant has a right under the law to ask that the decision be reconsidered. The victim or claimant must notify the Crime Victims Reparations Board of the reason for their dissatisfaction and provide additional information in this reconsideration process. If the outcome of the reconsideration process is not satisfactory, an appeal may be made to district court.

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Parish Claim Investigator Contacts
Acadia
Karen Matthews
karen@apso.org
(337) 788 - 8701
Allen
(337) 639 - 4353
Ascension
(225) 621 - 8653
Assumption
(985) 526 - 1627
Avoyelles 
(318) 619 - 3940
Beauregard
(337) 460 - 5515
Bienville
(318) 263 - 2215
Bossier
(318) 965 - 3500
Caddo
(318) 681 - 0870
Calcasieu
Kathy Leblanc
kleblanc@cpso.com
(337) 491 - 7917
Caldwell
(318) 649 - 7410
Cameron
Darlene Higgins
dhiggins77@yahoo.com
(337) 775 - 2107
Catahoula
Amy Franklin
gacfrank@gmail.com
(318) 744 - 5411
Claiborne
(318) 927 - 9800
Concordia
(318) 719 - 9520
Desoto
Monica Cason
mcason@dpso.org
(318) 872 - 3956
East Baton Rouge
Jane Wood/Rikee Ruffin
JBWood@ebrso.org/rruffin@ebrso.org
(225) 239 - 7850
East Carroll
(318) 559 - 2144
East Feliciana
(225) 683 - 0702
Evangeline
Trinity Popilowski
trinvanpop@gmail.com
(337) 363 - 2161
Franklin
Dewanna Ward
dmwfpso@yahoo.com
(318) 435 - 9735
Grant
Lisa Davidson
davidson@grantso.org
(318) 627 - 3261
Iberia
(337) 560 - 4319
Iberville
Dy. Sharon Sparks
Sharon.Sparks@yahoo.com
(225) 687 - 5100
Jackson
(318) 259 - 9021
Jefferson
Dy. Damon Johnson
johnsond_dp@jpso.com
(504) 376 - 2415
Jefferson Davis 
Roxana Guidry
rguidry@jpso.com
(337) 821 - 2106
Lafayette
(337) 236 - 3907
Lafourche
(985) 449 - 4477
Lasalle
(318) 992 - 2067
Lincoln
(318) 513 - 6305

Livingston

Alice Smith
absmith@lpso.org
(225) 686 - 2241 x327
Madison
(318) 574 - 1831
Morehouse
Brian Schoemaker
BShoemaker@mpso.net
(318) 281 - 4141

Natchitoches

Sandra Williams
swilliams@npsheriff.net
(318) 357 - 7805
Orleans
Sgt. Stephanie Minto-Gibson
mintos@opso.us
(504) 202 - 9229
Ouachita
(318) 324 - 2652
Plaquemines 
Daphne Buras
dburas@ppso.net
(504) 297 - 5433
Pointe Coupee
Lara Morman
lmorman@pcpso.org
(225) 638 - 5445
Rapides
Carla Ledet
carlal@rpso.la.gov
(318) 641 - 6000
Red River 
(318) 932 - 4221
Richland
(318) 728 - 2071
Sabine
Kaylynn Remedies
spso@cp-tel.net
(318) 256 - 0006
St. Bernard 
Jennifer Gutierrez
jturnage@sbso.org
(504) 278 - 7732
St. Charles 
(985) 783 - 6230
St. Helena 
Myra Tanner-Williams
myrat@sthelenaso.org
(225) 222 - 4413
St. James
(225) 562 - 2221
St. John
Cpt. Allen Weber
aweber@stjohnda.com
(985) 618 - 1407
St. Landry
Jennifer Guidry
jennifer@slpsheriff.com
(337) 948 - 6516
St. Martin 
(337) 394 - 2606
St. Mary 
Capt. Gail McDaniel
mcdaniel@stmaryso.com
(337) 907 - 0408
St. Tammany
Colleen Scherer
cvr@stpso.com
(985) 276 - 1320
Tangipahoa
Kerria Daly
dalyk@tpso.org
(985) 902 - 2088
Tensas
Faye Gossett/Kathryn Foster
kfoster@tensasso.org
(318) 766 - 3434/9494
Terrebonne
Belinda Triche
btriche@tpso.net
(985) 857 - 0266
Union
(318) 368 - 3124
Vermilion
Brenda Schexnayder
brenda@vpso.net
(337) 898 - 4403
Vernon
Dy. Gloria Gentry
gloriargentry@yahoo.com
(337) 238 - 7248
Washington
Demetria Rice
drice@wpso.la.gov
(985) 839 - 3434
Webster
Dy. Felecia Brown
fabrown@webstersheriff.org
(318) 371 - 4021
West Baton Rouge 
(225) 382 - 5246
West Carroll
Dy. Jerry Waters
wcso@Bellsouth.net
(318) 428 - 2331
West Feliciana
(225) 635 - 4612
Winn
Maria Fitzgerald
psocivil1@gmail.com
(318) 628 - 4611

 

For More Information:

Call the Crime Victims Reparations Board
(225) 342-1749 
Toll free  1-888-6-VICTIM (Nationwide)

Or Write to:

Crime Victims Reparations Board
Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement
Box 3133
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Or View the Victim/Elderly Services Directory in the downloads below

 

CVR Downloads


       
  Victim/Elderly Services Directory - 2012 PDF  
  CVR Administrative Rules PDF  
       
  SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM FORMS:    
 1 Sexual Assault Victims -- Application PDF WORD
 1 Sexual Assault Victims Health Care Providers -- Application PDF WORD
 2 Sexual Assault Victims -- Claim Investigator Review Form PDF WORD
 3 Sexual Assault Victims -- Medical Expense Claim Form PDF WORD
 4 Sexual Assault Victims -- Medical Expense Claim Form Overflow PDF WORD
 5 Sexual Assault Victims -- Mental Health Claim Forms PDF WORD
       
  VICTIMS OF CRIMES OTHER THAN SEXUAL ASSAULT:    
1  CVR Application PDF WORD
2  Medical Expense Claim Forms PDF WORD
3  Medical Expense Claim Forms (overflow) PDF WORD
4  Funeral Claim Forms PDF WORD
5  Mental Health Claim Forms PDF WORD
6  Lost Wages Claim Forms PDF WORD
7  Loss of Support Claim Forms PDF WORD
8  Child Care Expense Forms PDF WORD
9  Catastrophic Property Loss Forms PDF WORD
10  Crime Scene Expense Forms PDF  WORD
11  Crime Scene Evidence Expense Claim Forms PDF WORD

 

LINKS

Links to Other State Compensation Programs

 

 Updated  7/12/2016