For Children’s Advocacy Centers

Helpful information for Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) staff members assisting children and their families with Crime Victims' Compensation (CVC).

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Helpful Links

CVC Portal






CVC and Payment for Forensic Interviews

We can pay for forensic interviews conducted by a qualified CAC-based interviewer if any of the following occurred:

  • The child was seen for concerns of sexual abuse.
  • The child was seen for concerns of physical abuse.
  • The child made a clear disclosure of sexual or physical abuse.

We pay 80% of the provider’s usual charge.

CAC No Signature Billing Form

When you cannot get a signature from the applicant, you can submit the CAC no signature billing form if:

  • applicant is the possible offender,
  • applicant/victim refuses CVC services, OR
  • DHS has temporary custody and cannot sign the CVC application as the guardian.

The “CAC No Signature Billing form” is available through the CVC Portal under “File an Application.” The form includes instructions that will help you fill it out.

Do not submit any personal identifiable information including explanation of benefits forms, bills, or other such documents. Use only their account number and initials. Use only an account number that would change based on the date of service.

CVC Portal

The CVC Portal will allow you to check the status of the application, request information from CVC, and upload documents.

Setting Up Your Portal Account

  1. Visit the CVC Portal registration page.
  2. Use your agency email address and choose “CAC” as your role.

The CAC Tutorial (PDF) » includes helpful information about using the CVC Portal.

Experiencing technical difficulities using the CVC Portal? Request help at

CVC Training

Online training for CAC staff members

Helpful Materials


Applications and Forms:



Newsletter (Archived)


For questions related to the Compensation Program, please email