Department of Crime Victim Compensation

Address

1205 Pendelton Street
Edgar A. Brown Building Room 401
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 734-1900

https://www.scag.gov/inside-the-office/crime-victim-services-division/crime-victim-compensation/

AKA:

SOVA

Description:

Agency provides:
*Crime victim and immediate family support
*Financial assistance for injuries related to crime

Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Intake Process:

Download application through website then print and mail it to the DCVC address.

Program Fees:

None

Languages:

Victim Assistances can help non-English speakers with applications

Eligibility:

Crime must occur in South Carolina
Victim must sustain direct injury - (Physical or Psychological)
South Carolina law requires DCVC to consider contributory or illegal behavior
when making eligibility determinations
Victim must cooperate with DCVC and Law Enforcement
Crime must be reported within 48 hours (May be waived)
Claim must be filed within 180 days (May be waived)
Claim must be filed within 4 years of the incident. This requirement may be waived and extended in cases involving criminal sexual conduct of a minor.

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resources

Date of Official Change:

July 29, 2022

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

1205 Pendelton Street
Edgar A. Brown Building Room 401
Columbia, SC 29201

Contacts

Debbie Curtis

Primary Contact

Deputy Director

debbiecurtis@scag.gov

Gail Washington

Quality Assurance

gwashington@scag.gov

Phone Numbers

Main Number

(803) 734-1900

Fax

(803) 734-1708

Toll Free

(800) 220-5370

Legal Status:

Governmental

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