Q196: If I am a complainant in a case, am I entitled to compensation?
It is the discretion of the court as to whether it awards compensation. If the offender is given a custodial sentence then it is unlikely that you will receive any compensation. A compensation form should be sent out to you before the court proceedings.
If you were the victim of a violent crime then you may be eligible for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), 0300 003 3601. However, please note if you have not co-operated with the police during the course of the investigation it is unlikely that you will receive any compensation from the CICA.