Educational assistance for children of victims of crime


Survivors (Victims) of crime are defined as those who suffer out of a crime and for no fault of their own. Being a survivor (victim) of a crime can be a shocking and harrowing experience. The trauma of victimization can have a devastating impact on crime survivors (victims) and their loved ones; especially children. The survivors (victims) and their families go through tremendous stress and suffer financially, socially and psychologically.

When the dependents of survivors (victims) include children; they find it difficult to continue their studies due to financial constraints since the family have to meet the treatment expenses. Inorder to strengthen the victim support services in the State, Department of Social Justice has formulated an innovative scheme which provides educational assistance for children of survivors (victims) of crime.

Amount of Assistance

Children below 5 years studying in classes 1 to 5Rs. 3000 per year
Children studying in classes 6 to 10Rs. 5000 per year
Higher secondaryRs. 7500 per year
Graduate studentsRs. 10,000 per year

Eligibility criteria

  • The combined annual income of the families should be less than Rs1 lakh.
  • Children pursuing degree and higher education courses in government and aided institutions and admitted to merit seats in unaided institutions are eligible for the assistance.

How to apply

Applications have to be forwarded through the District Probation Officer. For further information please contact concerned District Probation Officer.


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