Puerto Rico Payment Resources

Summary of payment program


The Puerto Rico Office of Compensation and Services to Victims and Witnesses of Crime offers support, services and financial assistance to eligible victims and witnesses of crime and/or their claimants, with the purpose of guaranteeing sensitive and efficient treatment during the criminal process and minimizing its impact on people.

Among its many functions, the office is in charge of evaluating and granting compensation payment to eligible crime victims to receive the benefits established by law. In addition, it coordinates services and economic, psychological and humanitarian assistance for the families of victims and witnesses, as well as support and guidance in judicial proceedings and in criminal investigations.

The Office may grant compensation for damages suffered from the commission of one or more of a select list of crimes including sexual and lewd act. The Office can offer compensation to pay for the medical forensic examination (up to a maximum of $700).

Puerto Rico Crime Victims’ Compensation Application | Brochure (in Spanish)

Coordination with healthcare

Paz Para Las Mujeres  (Peace for Women Coordinator, Inc. (CPM))

Directory of Services for Women

Help Center for Victims of Rape (CAVV)

24/7 Helpline:  (787) 765-2285
San Juan (787) 765-2929 ext. 5940
Caguas (787) 765-2929 ext. 5599
Arecibo (787) 765-2929 ext. 6321, 6354
Mayaguez (787) 765-2929 ext. 5761
Ponce (787) 765-2929 ext. 5046
Fajardo (787) 765-2929 ext. 6390, 6391
Island Emergency: 1-800-981-5721
Puerto Health Justice Center 787-743-3038

Other Information

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Sexual Assault Kit Tracking