Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority
The Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority (Brottsoffermyndigheten) is a Swedish government agency which provides compensation and support for victims of crime. It is located in Umeå and has nationwide responsibility for three areas:
Victim injury compensation
If the offenders have no ability to pay damages and if there is no insurance for the damage, the victim may be entitled to Victim injury compensation of state resources. The right may exist even if the perpetrator is unknown. The allowance compensates primarily personal injury and violation.
The fund is distributed for research and other victim-oriented projects driven in a non-profit, public or private. The fund is built up mainly by a special fee of 500 SEK each convicted person must pay if the offense can be punished with imprisonment. Distributed annually about 30 million from the Fund.
Victim Agency will gather and disseminate information and research to help improve treatment and treatment of victims. It is bl. a. the information to other authorities, NGOs and victims. Brottsoffermyndigheten also arranges conferences, theme days and courses.
- Victims, Council of Europe, p. 240