The State of Missouri provides resources for crime victims. The Missouri Department of Public Safety has more information on your rights as a victim, possible compensation you may qualify for, and how to stay notified on the status of a case or defendant.


State law guarantees crime victims and witnesses certain notification rights and participation in the criminal justice system:

The Crime Victims' Compensation Program financially assists people who have sustained physical, emotional, or mental harm or trauma resulting from the crime upon which the claim is based by paying for reasonable medical and counseling expenses as well as lost wages if the victim was gainfully employed on the crime date.

Missouri Victim Automated Notification System (MOVANS) is a fully automated information notification system that immediately notifies registered users upon a change in an offender’s incarceration, court status or the status of a protection order.