RD279 - Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund 2017 Annual Report July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Executive Summary:
On behalf of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, it is my pleasure to present to you the Annual Report for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund for Fiscal Year 2017. This report details the activities of the Fund from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

In 2016, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund processed 3,881 new claims for crime victim compensation and forensic evidence collection, awarding just under $5.2 million dollars. The Fund's commitment to sound stewardship continued through the negotiation of bills with medical providers on behalf of claimants, enhanced collections activity against offenders, and the initiation of other cost-saving measures throughout the year.

As we enter a new year, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund looks forward to maintaining its commitment to serving crime victims in the Commonwealth with both sensitivity and efficiency. On behalf of the Workers' Compensation Commission and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund, I thank you for your ongoing support for crime victims in our state.


Wesley G. Marshall