11 CSR 30-5.030 - Crime Victim Eligibility

PURPOSE: This rule establishes criteria which govern the eligibility of victims to receive services from agencies receiving assistance through the State Services to Victims Fund Grant Program.

(1) The following criteria must be met in order for agencies to provide services to victims of crime under the State Services to Victims Fund Grant Program:
(A) The crime must have been committed in Missouri, or the crime victim must be a resident of the state of Missouri;
(B) The crime must have involved the threat or the use of force or violence in its commission;
(C) The crime must have been reported to an appropriate law enforcement office within forty-eight (48) hours of the time it was committed or within forty-eight (48) hours after the victim of the crime, a dependent or a member of the family of the victim could reasonably be expected to make a report; and
(D) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 11 CSR 30-5.030(1)(C), funds may be allocated and distributed to provide financial assistance to shelters for victims of domestic violence.
(2) The public or not-for-profit private agency receiving assistance from the State Services to Victims Fund Grant Program will be responsible for the development and implentation of a recordkeeping system based on the previously mentioned criteria to verify the eligibility of victims of crime and/or their dependents to receive services.

Notes

11 CSR 30-5.030
AUTHORITY: section 595.060, RSMo Supp. 1997.* Emergency rule filed June 11, 1984, effective June 21, 1984, expired Oct. 19, 1984. Original rule filed Dec. 19, 1988, effective March 25, 1989. Amended: Filed Feb. 26, 1998, effective Aug. 30, 1998.

*Original authority: 595.060, RSMo 1981, amended 1993, 1995.

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