(1) Notwithstanding the criteria set forth in s. 960.13 for crime victim compensation awards, the department may award a one-time payment of up to $1,500 on any one claim and a lifetime maximum of $3,000 to a victim of domestic violence who needs immediate assistance to escape from a domestic violence environment.
(2) In order for an award to be granted to a victim for relocation assistance:
(a) There must be proof that a domestic violence offense was committed;
(b) The domestic violence offense must be reported to the proper authorities;
(c) The victim’s need for assistance must be certified by a certified domestic violence center in this state; and
(d) The center certification must assert that the victim is cooperating with law enforcement officials, if applicable, and must include documentation that the victim has developed a safety plan.
victims should not have to make a police report. a certified statement i could understand. im in a very bad situation right now but i can't get help to relocate because of to make a police report also makes me eligible for jail because the abuser also has the right to make a statement which could send me to game unrightfully not to mention ill im scared to death.
December 19, 2011
I think my husband is back- I do not trust him at all-- he so abused me--this was given to me from a friend
June 28, 2012
No matter how much they say that they love you and that they are sorry, IT IS WRONG. One week it's a black eye and the next, your mother is laying you to rest. The biggest thing that you can do your yourself and your children is to run like hell and never look back.