Mr. Christopher E. Finch
Commissioner

 

Mrs. Michal Rhymer-Browne
Assistant Commissioner St. Thomas


Carla Benjamin
Assistant Commissioner St. Croix

U.S. Virgin Islands

Department of Human Services

Office of The Commissioner

Criminal Victims Compensation Commission


The Criminal Victims Compensation Commission provides monetary assistance to innocent victims of violent crimes which include the expenses of pain and suffering, medical bills, funeral/burials, and additional lost earnings.

Pursuant to Virgin Islands Code Title 34, Chapter 7, Sections 151-179, the Commission was established in 1968 and operates under the auspices of the Office of the Commissioner. Members of the Commission Board include the Department of Human Services Commissioner, as the Executive Secretary, the Attorney General and The Commissioners of Health and Public Safety.

In fiscal year 2005, 56 new claims were reported to this office. Forty one were approved and five were denied. After closing twelve claims, this office ended the year with expenses totaling $315,612.80.