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Legal Information: Alaska

Victim Compensation

August 9, 2023

What is victim compensation?

Alaska has a Violent Crimes Compensation Board that can provide compensation (money) to the following victims:

  • innocent people who are injured;
  • dependents of people who are killed; and
  • to certain other people who, due to their relationship to the victim of a crime, incur actual and reasonable expenses as a result of:
    • certain serious crimes;
    • an attempt to prevent a crime from happening; or
    • an attempt to capture or an actual capture of suspected criminals.1

Please continue reading the rest of this section for more information on various eligibility requirements.

1 Alaska Statute § 18.67.010