VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT
STATE COMPENSATION PROGRAM
2013 ARKANSAS STATE WIDE COMPENSATION REPORT

CLAIMS DATA
 
1. NUMBER OF NEW CLAIMS RECEIVED DURING REPORTING PERIOD
    a. Total claims, if only one claim is usually counted per crime:
OR
 
    b. Total claims, if victims and indirect victims generally count as separate items: 1,181
2. NUMBER OF CLAIMS APPROVED AS ELIGIBLE 699
    (a) Number of Victims 17 and Under 70
    (b) Number approved for victims 18 - 64 618
    (c) Number approved for victims 65 and Older 11
3. NUMBER OF CLAIMS APPROVED AS INELIGIBLE OR CLOSED 538
4. NUMBER OF FORENSIC SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATION CLAIMS RECEIVED
   DURING THE REPORT PERIOD. IF SUCH CLAIMS ARE HANDLED THROUGH
   SEPARATE CLAIMS PROCEDURE. (See Instructions)
1,523
 
PAYMENT STATISTICS BY CRIME CATEGORY:
TYPE OF CRIME a.
NUMBER OF CLAIMS
PAID DURING
REPORTING PERIOD
Includes Column b
b.
NUMBER OF DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE RELATED
CLAIMS PAID DURING
REPORTING PERIOD
c.
TOTAL AMOUNT PAID
BY CATEGORY
Including all supple-
mental payments
1. ASSAULT 302       112       $1,809,564      
2. HOMICIDE 159              $797,484      
3. SEXUAL ASSAULT 23              $26,371      
4. CHILD ABUSE (Including sexual
   physical abuse)
69         $52,871      
5. DWI/DUI 20         $72,787      
6. OTHER VEHICULAR CRIMES 15         $61,168      
7. STALKING              
8. ROBBERY 1              $2,325      
9. TERRORISM         
10. KIDNAPPING              
11. ARSON              
12. OTHER              
TOTAL 589       112       $2,822,570      
 
INDICATE TOTAL EXPENSES PAID BY SERVICE
 
1. MEDICAL/DENTAL (Except Mental Health) $1,840,619
2. MENTAL HEALTH $72,737
3. ECONOMIC SUPPORT (Lost Wages, Loss of Support) $117,133
4. FUNERAL/BURIAL (Including all Funeral Related Expenses) $783,527
5. CRIME SCENE CLEAN-UP $1,751
6. FORENSIC SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMS $1,081,485
7. OTHER $21,983
8. TOTAL $3,919,235
 
Please respond to the following questions
additional 8x11 sheets may be attached if necessary
 
1. DESCRIBE THE IMPACT THAT VOCA FUNDS HAVE HAD ON YOUR PROGRAM'S ABILITY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF CRIME
   VICTIMS.
The VOCA funds have enabled the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations to continue to provide compensation to eligible victims.  
 
2. HOW DO YOU MEASURE YOUR PROGRAM'S EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS IN REDUCING THE FINANCIAL IMPACT
   OF CRIME ON VICTIMS? WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
The Administrator prepares monthly reports for the Attorney General's Chief of Staff.  These reports reflect the number of claims received, awarded, denied or closed by each Investigator.  In addition, the Administrator continually sets goals to target the oldest claims submitted.  This method has been effective in maintaining a focus on claims being processed in order received.  
 
3. DID YOUR STATE USE VOCA ADMINSTRATIVE FUNDS?   Yes
   IF YOUR STATE USED VOCA ADMINSTRATIVE FUNDS, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE IMPACT THESE FUNDS HAVE HAD ON YOUR
   STATE'S ABILITY TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION OR IMPROVE VICTIM SERVICES.
Arkansas has used VOCA administrative funds for the salary of one position.