What is the Victim's Compensation Fund?
The Victim's Compensation Fund is a source of financial assistance for victims and their family members who have been affected by violent crime. Some of the eligibility requirements include submitting an application 180 days from the date of the crime and continued cooperation with law enforcement throughout their investigation. The crime must have occurred in South Carolina for payment to occur. Victim compensation funds will assist in the payment of medical expenses, lost wages, counseling and burial expenses. Victim advocates with police departments or the Solicitor's Office help victims fill out applications and give information on how to collect the claim.

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1. What is a Solicitor?
2. What is a bond hearing?
3. What can I do to help with my case?
4. What are first and second appearances?
5. Why does it take so long for cases to come to court?
6. What kinds of cases are heard in Family Court?
7. What are my rights as a victim?
8. What is the Victim's Compensation Fund?
9. What is a preliminary hearing?
10. Can I report a crime to the Solicitor's Office?
11. What is the purpose of a grand jury?
12. What is transfer court?
13. How long do I have to wait for a fraudulent check conviction to be dropped from my record?
14. What is a VIS form?
15. How will I get restitution?
16. How do I get a charge expunged from my criminal record?