Bannock County Prosecutor

Crime Victim Compensation Program


The Crime Victim Compensation Program was created by the Idaho Legislature to assist victims of crime deal with the financial burdens placed on victims of criminal conduct. The enacting legislation is located in Title 72, Chapter 10, of the Idaho Code.

The program is administered by the Idaho Industrial Commission. There are various rules that govern the distribution of funds, including limitations on a victim’s ability to receive compensation. These limitations are set out in Idaho Code 72-1016.


To view important information available from the Industrial Commission, including necessary forms and instructions, please go to Industrial Commission’s Crime Victim web page. This site has answers to such questions as:

  • Who may file a claim for financial assistance?
  • What are the conditions for eligibility?
  • What are the reimbursement expenses?
  • What expenses are not covered?
  • How do I file a claim for benefits?
  • How is the program funded?
  • What is restitution
  • How do I request restitution?
  • What happens after an application is filed?
  • Does the offender have to be convicted for the victim to be eligible for compensation?
  • If the victim has an insurance policy, will the program still cover the victim’s expense?

If you have any additional questions about the crime victim’s compensation fund, please contact the Crime Victim’s Compensation Program by e-mailing your question or comment to Terresa Wilson at the prosecuting attorney’s office.