Have You Been a Victim of Violent Crime?
- Did the crime occur in New Mexico?
- Was the crime reported to Law Enforcement?
- Did you cooperate fully with Law Enforcement?
- Did you have expenses as a result of the crime?
- Did the crime occur within the last two years?
If you answered yes to ALL the above questions, then you may be eligible for compensation.
Complete the application form and return it to us within two (2) years of the date of incident.
- Aggravated assault;
- Aggravated battery;
- Criminal sexual contact of a minor;
- Criminal sexual penetration;
- Voluntary manslaughter;
- Involuntary manslaughter;
- Abandonment or abuse of a child;
- Homicide by vehicle or great bodily injury by vehicle;
- Aggravated stalking;
- Arson resulting in bodily injury;
- Aggravated arson;
- Aggravated indecent exposure;
- Dangerous use of explosives; or,
- Negligent use of a deadly weapon;
- Human Trafficking
Who may apply?
- Family and dependents of deceased victims.
- Any individual who voluntarily assumes funeral or medical expenses of the victim.
How does a person qualify?
- The crime must have occurred in New Mexico.
- A police report must have been filed within thirty (30) days of the incident, however in cases of domestic violence and sexual assault the victim has one hundred and eighty (180) days to file a police report. There is also an exception for minors in some cases.
- A completed application must be filed within two (2) years of the incident. (Some exceptions may be allowed for minors under eighteen (18) years of age.)
- The victim or claimant must cooperate fully with the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission and all law enforcement agencies. This includes a willingness to prosecute the offender.
How are awards determined?
What are the types of reparation?
- Medical and dental care;
- Mental health counseling; (30 session maximum)
- Funeral and burial expenses; ($6,000.00 maximum)
- Loss of earnings as a result of the crime;
- Eyeglasses; ($350.00 maximum)
- Or other medically necessary devices.
No awards are made for property loss, pain and suffering, or attorney’s fees.
What happens after I send my application?
If I don’t agree with the decision, what can I do?
How do I apply?
You may receive an application form by contacting our office:
Crime Victims Reparation Commission
6200 Uptown Blvd., Suite 210
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Fax: (505) 841-9437
You may also obtain an application form and receive assistance from your local District Attorney’s Office or the other agencies listed below. Call them at the number listed below and ask for the Victim Advocate.
- 1st Judicial District – Santa Fe
- 2nd Judicial District – Albuquerque
- 3rd Judicial District – Las Cruces
- 4th Judicial District – Las Vegas
- 5th Judicial District – Carlsbad
- 6th Judicial District – Silver City
- 7th Judicial District – Socorro
- 8th Judicial District – Taos
- 9th Judicial District – Clovis
- 10th Judicial District – Tucumcari
- 11th Judicial District
- Div. I – Farmington
- Div. II – Gallup
- Div. I – Farmington
- 12th Judicial District – Alamogordo
- 13th Judicial District – Los Lunas
- Las Cruces Police Department
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
255-2955 (Albuquerque area)
Who is CVRC?
Online Compensation Application
Service Provider Portal
Victim Compensation Brochure
Download Compensation Application
PDF documents can be viewed by downloading Adobe Reader
New Mexico VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)
List of Available Services in New Mexico