Victim/Witness will provide assistance with the Victims Compensation Assistance Program and restitution claims by:
providing direct assistance with filing the application
follow-up on claims
We do not have any influence on the determination of eligibility. However, we will strongly advocate on the behalf of all clients.
Victims Compensation WILL cover...
Counseling for those who lived with the victim at the time of the crime
Loss of earnings for the individual responsible for funeral arrangements (up to one week)
Loss of support for the financial dependents of the victims
Funeral expenses are covered for any person who assumes financial responsibility and has a minimum $100 out-of-pocket expense. (Items that can be compensated include: funeral, cemetery, plot, grave marker, luncheon and clothing for the victim)
Medical expenses that resulted from the crime are considered for compensation if the deceased was a minor child, spouse or dependent of the claimant.
Victims Compensation WILL NOT cover...
Pain and Suffering
Vehicle-related injuries (unless inflicted in a DUI-related crash)
Loss of wages of less than two weeks
Please be aware, however, that if you agree to settle your case at the Magisterial District Judge level, you may sacrifice your VCAP eligibility.
Restitution claims in the Adult Justice System are handled by the District Attorney's Office, which can be reached by calling (717) 780-6767. Restitution claims in the Juvenile Justice System are handled by the Victim Advocate. Restitution MAY cover...
Restitution WILL NOT cover...
Pain and Suffering
What Our Clients Are Saying
"I’m thankful that you guys do this. Sometimes we do need that person to talk to… I didn’t have that outlet, and if you guys give people that outlet and someone to talk to, it just makes a difference. I appreciate everything you’ve done. I’m grateful and I’m thankful. You guys do an awesome job. Keep doing what you’re doing, because we families need this, we really do."
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