Have you or someone you know been impacted by crime?

LRC has a rapid relief fund that may help

What it is:

Lamoille Restorative Center [LRC] offers limited rapid financial relief for people impacted by crime. LRC works closely with law enforcement, the courts, the state’s crime victims services center, and those impacted by crime, to ensure a victim-centered response.

 

Who is eligible:

Someone is harmed and needs immediate financial support – including situations where the person who caused the harm (committed the crime) is not identified

 

How it works:

  • A person impacted by crime or harm can seek immediate financial relief through LRC’s rapid relief fund, regardless of income.
  • An application must be filled out and shared with LRC case manager.
  • Applications must include a description of the crime with specific losses and be signed by the applicant – Some examples include slashed tires, or damaged eyeglasses.
  • The LRC case manager will review the completed application and determine eligibility within two business days [LRC’s office hours are: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm].
  • The LRC case manager will also provide information about other community-based resources and limited financial support through the rapid relief fund.
  • If the applicant is under 18, the application must also be signed by a legal guardian.
  • Applicants may be asked to provide supplemental information about the incident.
  • Cash losses will require a police report to be considered eligible for rapid relief funds.

 

To access these funds:

If you or someone you know has been impacted by crime, please call Denver Bodette at (802)798-2197 or email Denver at dbodette@lrcvt.org