The Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program was authorized under the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, Public Law 98-473 to provide financial assistance to states for the purpose of assisting victims of crime through the provision of comprehensive, coordinated direct services. Private nonprofit agencies and local units of government are awarded grants to provide direct services to victims. Priority areas are spousal abuse, sexual assault, child abuse, and previously under served victims. The program requires that agencies funded provide cash or in-kind match, use volunteers and assist victims with filing for compensation through the Crime Victims Reparations Program through the Sheriffs' Offices throughout the State, and encourage reporting to law enforcement.
Phone: (225) 342-1573
Crime Victim Reparations Program, which provides financial compensation to victims of certain crimes.Eligible victims may apply for financial assistance with medical, funeral, mental health, childcare, crime scene evidence expenses, lost wages, loss of support, and catastrophic property loss (as a result of arson). The Victim Services Program also includes a Violence Against Women Program and an Elderly Crime Victim Assistance Program. These programs allow the Sheriff's Office to focus its attention and efforts on these specific groups of victims, both of which have special needs and concerns.
Phone: (337) 232-9211
The District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program is the liaison between you (the victim or family member of the victim) and the prosecutor handling the case. We provide direct services to victims of certain felony crimes, as outlined by state law, to assure that you are treated with fairness and respect, kept informed, and guided through the judicial process. To qualify for these statutory rights, you or your family members must be a victim of a homicide, felony crime of violence, sexual offense, certain vehicular related offenses, domestic violence, or attempts to commit any of these offenses. For a complete list of the crimes whose victims are covered under this statute