The Forensic Child Interviewing Program ensures that investigative interviews of child victims and witnesses of federal crimes are tailored to the child's stage of development and minimize any additional trauma to the child. FBI child interview specialists directly assist with some interviews and provide detailed training to special agents and other law enforcement personnel on child interviewing.
The Field Office Victim Assistance Program places victim specialists in FBI field offices across the country to personally assist victims of federal crimes investigated by the division or field office where they work.
The Victim Notification System—available in both English and Spanish—is an automated system that provides victims with information about their cases.
GRANTS & FUNDNG FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME
Victim Compensation Programs Help Victims
Cope with the Costs of Violent Crime
Crime victim compensation programs in states across the country help victims of violence every day, paying for the costs of medical care, mental health counseling, and lost time at work, as well as funerals and other expenses that families face in the aftermath of homicide. Close to $500 million annually is paid to and on behalf of more than 200,000 people suffering criminal injury, including victims of spousal and child abuse, rape, assault, and drunk driving, as well as families of murder victims.
Click here to contact your state program if you are a victim, or someone helping a victim.If you want to apply for victim compensation, you should contact the program in the state where the crime occurred. There is no national or federal victim compensation program, except for U.S. residents who are victims of terrorism in foreign countries.