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COMMISSION FOR THE PROTECTION
OF VICTIMS OF CRIME
 
Commission for the protection of victims of crime
The Commission for the Protection of Victims of Crime (Comissão de Proteção às Vítimas de Crimes) is the section of the Ministry of Justice responsible for receiving, examining and deciding on claims for State compensation filed by victims of violent crimes and victims of domestic violence.

Protection for victims of violent crimes includes the payment of compensation from the State, when the offender is unable to pay and the disruption caused to the quality of life and standard of living of the victim has been considerable.

Victims of domestic violence are entitled to receive cash benefits from the State whenever, as a consequence of the crime of domestic violence, they find themselves in a situation of serious financial hardship.

This application does not carry any fees or charges for the victim and all the necessary documents and certificates for filing the claim can be obtained free of charge.

The Commission is located in Lisbon, at Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 7 - Piso -1, and can be contacted by telephone (21 322 24 90), fax (21 322 24 91) or email (correio.cpvc@sg.mj.pt).