Criminal Injury Compensation

Criminal Injury Compensation

Below you will find resources and information about criminal injury compensation. Additionally, you will find details on how to seek assistance or aid from a lawyer, if needed.



Tennessee Website for Criminal Injury Compensation

Criminal Injuries Compensation Information Brochure

These resources from the state of Tennessee provide helpful information on how to obtain financial assistance if you have been a victim of a crime.

Application Form

In order to qualify for criminal injury compensation from the state, you have to fill out an application above.


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Finalidad e Instrucciones del Programa de Compensación por Lesiones Criminales de Tennessee


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West Tennessee

This booklet from West Tennessee Legal Services provides information about filing a criminal injuries claim for child victims.

Please note that the phone numbers listed may not be for your county. Information on how to find someone in your county is provided below.



Standard Court Forms for all of Tennessee

This resource contains standard court forms that are approved for all counties of Tennessee. If you need help filing one of these forms, you can ask a lawyer in your area.

Legal Advice:

TN Free Legal Answers

If you are in Tennessee, the website, Free Legal Answers,  allows you to ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue at no cost.  It is fast and easy, and all you need is a computer. This is a FREE service for people who cannot afford a lawyer. 

How it works: 

  • You will answer a few questions to see if you qualify for their service. If you qualify, you will have the option to create an account.
  • If you are eligible, you can ask their volunteer attorneys a non-criminal legal question.
  • Once your question receives a response, you will get an email. You will need to sign into the website to read your response and ask any additional questions.

Visit to sign up.

Find Representation:

Statewide Directory

The Statewide Directory provides information regarding Legal Aid Attorneys and other agencies by county in Tennessee.


Still need assistance? Please speak to a librarian at your local library – they may have additional resources to assist you.

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