What is Reparations?

Reparations is money available to assist victims with certain costs incurred as a result of a crime, such as:

  • medical care
  • counseling costs
  • lost wages
  • substitute child care
  • funeral expenses

Property damage or loss is not covered.

Most claims must be filed within 3 years of the incident. Victims of violent crimes should file a claim for reparations even if they are also requesting restitution. It is not guaranteed the offender will pay restitution and not all victims are eligible for reparations. The Carlton County Victim Services Coordinator can assist you with that process.

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1. Who do I contact if I have been a victim of a crime?
2. Where is the Victim/Witness Office located?
3. What is Restitution?
4. How can I request restitution?
5. What is Reparations?
6. What is the difference between restitution and reparations?
7. What is a Victim Impact Statement?
8. I’m afraid the offender will want to retaliate against me or my family members.
9. How do I know if the offender is still in custody?
10. How do I prepare for testifying?