Challenge: Applying for Victim Compensation

The last thing people need after being a victim of a crime is a big complex process to get the help they need. Let's see how we can make this easier.


Victim compensation is a program that helps pay bills and expenses to victims who have experienced certain violent crimes.

Given the complex eligibility process, much of the funding allocated to this program goes unused each year.  We think that technology and design can help to simplify this process and encourage more victims to seek help and apply.

Activities for this challenge

To get started, search Google for “<my county>  victim compensation”. Victim compensation is usually provided by county district attorney's offices. Use your local victim compensation website to complete any of the activities below.

These tasks will require your awesome user experience, research, and design skills. 

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