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Nebraska Crime Commission

Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Crime Victim Reparations

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Crime Victims’ Reparations (CVR)

Do you know a victim of crime? Financial help may be available.

The Nebraska Crime Victim’s Reparations (CVR) program assists eligible victims of crime who suffer bodily harm and have incurred a financial loss as a direct result of a criminal act. The Nebraska Crime Victim's Reparations Act was created in 1979 with the passage of Legislative Bill (LB) 910. The CVR program is funded through the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), state general fund appropriations, and cash funds.

Types of Expenses





  • Medical expenses (hospital, doctor, dental, prescriptions, x-rays, etc.)
  • Lost wages while under a doctor’s care
  • Funeral expenses (Maximum of $5,000)
  • Headstone | Grave marker may be considered
  • Counseling | Therapy (Maximum of $2,000)
  • Crime-scene clean-up (Maximum of $1,000)



The program does not cover property crime, property loss, property damage or pain and suffering.


Program is the payor of last resort and does not cover expenses paid for by other sources, such as insurance, sick leave, and paid time off, government programs, or the offender via restitution.


The Maximum award is $25, 000 per incident.


Victims – People who are physically or emotionally injured or killed due to a violent crime.


A parent or guardian of a minor child who is a victim.


Dependents who were financially supported by the victim at the time of the homicide.


A person who is injured while aiding a crime victim or assisting a police officer.

To apply for compensation please see the “Apply” section on this page.



  1. Complete the appropriate claim application.
  1. Submit, along with supporting documentation requested, by email or mailing to:


CVR Claim →

Nebraska Crime Commission

301 Centennial Mall South

P.O. Box 94946

Lincoln, NE 68509-4946


Medical Provider Claim →




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Governing Laws and Regulations

  • Nebraska Revised Statutes 81-1801 to 81-1842

81-1801; 81-1801.01; 81-1801.02; 81-1802; 81-1803; 81-1804; 81-1805; 81-1806; 81-1807; 81-1808; 81-1809; 81-1810; 81-1811; 81-1812; 81-1813; 81-1814; 81-1815; 81-1816; 81-1817; 81-1818; 81-1819; 81-1820; 81-1821; 81-1822; 81-1823; 81-1824; 81-1825; 81-1826; 81-1827; 81-1828; 81-1829; 81-1830; 81-1831; 81-1832; 81-1833; 81-1834; 81-1835; 81-1836; 81-1837; 81-1838; 81-1839; 81-1840; 81-1840.01; 81-1841; 81-1842.


Understanding CVR





Victims of crime may also receive assistance (i.e., emergency shelter, crisis intervention, emotional support, criminal justice information, etc.) by contacting a Victim/Witness Unit or Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center in your area. Check your telephone book or contact your local law enforcement agency for more information.



Gretchen Mills
CVR Administrator


The State of Nebraska does not discriminate on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran status, or national origin with respect to Crime Victim's Reparations applications. Inquiries regarding this policy or reasonable accommodations with respect to such programs may be directed to the Nebraska Crime Commission (402) 471-2828 (TDD 800-833-7352).