The Victims' Fund is money raised by the State's Attorney's Office and the Anne Arundel County Bar Association Foundation to reimburse crime victims who have no other means of replacing what has been damaged or stolen.
Who can receive the money?
Anyone who has been the victim of a crime in Anne Arundel County and who meets the criteria established by the Victims' Fund Committee.
What does the fund cover?
The Fund is intended to cover emergency needs limited to losses directly attributable to the crime. Examples include:
- Emergency repairs to help ensure safety (i.e., doors, windows, locks)
- All or a portion of an insurance deductable
- Utility bills
- Replacement or repair of items necessary to resume school or work.
The Victims' Fund Committee does not ordinarily cover counseling, funeral, medical or dental expenses, which may be covered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.
How do I apply?
First, you must report the crime to police or the Commissioner's office within 48 hours.
Second, contact Fund Coordinator Heather Amador at 410-222-1740 ext. 3811.
Please have the following information available prior to contacting the Fund Coordinator:
- Date of incident
- Officer's name
- Police report number