If you are a victim of crime you may be able to get financial assistance to help you cover some of the costs related to the crime.
This sections looks at different types of financial assistance that may be available, including:
- compensation from ACC if you suffer an injury because of a crime
- financial support to help families if a family member died because of a crime
- financial grants to help victims of serious crime cover some of the costs related to the crime
- victims' claims compensation, which you might be able to get if the offender is injured while they are in prison and gets compensation from the government
- private insurance if your belongings were damaged or stolen because of a crime.
If the accused person is found guilty in court for the crime committed against you, you may be able to claim money from them. This is called reparation. You can read more about getting reparation from the offender
If you are required to be a witness in court, you may be able to claim expenses to cover some of the costs of attending court to give evidence. Speak to the officer in charge about how to claim these expenses.