Compensation

and assistance

for victims of

violent crime

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GERMAN VICTIMS

 

HELP@GERMANVICTIMS.DE

WWW.GERMANVICTIMS.DE

PROF. DR. SCHAARSCHMIDT

KURFÜRSTENDAMM 226

10719 BERLIN, GERMANY

 Compensation and assistance 

 for victims of violent crime 

If you are the victim of a crime in/by Germany or the European Union (EU), it can be a devastating and traumatic experience.  While no one can undo the emotional trauma, physical injury, or financial loss you may have experienced, GermanVictims Supporters are ready to help.  We are very concerned about violent crimes committed against people in Germany. We will help you in managing the practical consequences of being a crime victim, and provide you with information about contacting the local criminal justice system, as well as other resources for crime victims in Germany and in the EU.  Our offices can help you in finding appropriate medical care, contacting family or friends on your behalf, and explaining how funds can be transferred.  We can also help you to better understand the criminal justice system in Germany, which can be very different from the system in other countries.

Anyone who becomes victim of an intentional act of violence within the territory (/or) of the Federal Republic of Germany and suffers health damage as a result is entitled to file for compensation. The same goes for the surviving dependents of anyone who died as a result of a violent act. Under certain conditions, foreign nationals are also entitled to victims' compensation.

Due to a legislative amendment, foreign nationals who have become victim of a violent crime in or by Germany can obtain the same victims’ compensation as German crime victims, with retroactive effect from 1 July 2018.

The aim is to compensate for the health and economic consequences caused by such acts of violence.

Following an amendment to the Crime Victims' Compensation Act in 2009, victims may also be entitled to compensation if the violent crime was committed abroad.

GERMAN VICTIMS

 

HELP@GERMANVICTIMS.DE

WWW.GERMANVICTIMS.DE

PROF. DR. SCHAARSCHMIDT

KURFÜRSTENDAMM 226

10719 BERLIN, GERMANY

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