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If you believe you have been a victim of a hate crime, you may be eligible for financial assistance under the Illinois Crime Victim Compensation Act. A hate crime is committed when, by reason of the actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or national origin of another individual or group of individuals, a person commits an offense against the individual or group of individuals, pursuant to The Illinois Hate Crimes Act, 720 ILCS 5/12-7.1.

Eligibility Overview: The Illinois Crime Victim Compensation Act provides financial assistance for expenses accrued as a result of a violent crime, including a hate crime.

Qualification Requirements: To qualify, you must follow certain requirements, including, but not limited to reporting to the police within 72 hours; applying with the Illinois Attorney General (https://agforms.ilattorneygeneral.net/Forms/CrimeVictimsCompensation) within 2 years of the date of the crime, or within one year of the filing of a criminal charge; and cooperating with the police and the Attorney General when requested.

Payment Amount and Covered Expenses: eligible victims and their families can receive up to $27,000 to cover expenses incurred, such as medical, hospital, and counseling costs, loss of earnings, funeral and burial costs, and more. Certain limitations apply.

For more information, please see: https://ag.state.il.us/victims/cvc.html. If you believe you have been a victim of a hate crime, call 911 to contact the Chicago Police Department immediately. Additional resources can be found below:

  1. State Level: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d1f43455ceb6e00018a1584/t/5ec7f8b9cbb6a32b29e06eff/1590163698891/SimplifiedChinese_CRB_DRB_COVID_Guide.pdf
  2. City Level: https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/cchr/AdjSupportingInfo/AdjFORMS/MandarinTranslations/MANHateCrimesBrochure.pdf

遭遇仇恨犯罪怎么办?

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《伊利诺伊州仇恨犯罪法》(The Illinois Hate Crimes Act, 720 ILCS 5/12-7.1)规定,任何因偏见(如种族、国籍、宗教、残障)造成的犯罪都是违法的。若您或您認識的人可能是仇恨犯罪的受害者,可透過下述方式獲得經濟援助:

资格概述:因暴力犯罪(包括仇恨犯罪)而造成的损失的受害者可根据《伊利诺伊州犯罪受害者赔偿法》获取经济援助。

适格要求:作为为获取经济援助的受害者需要满足以下条件,包括但不限于, 在72小时内向警察报案,并在犯罪发生之日起两年内或提起刑事诉讼的一年内向伊利诺伊州检察官办公室(https://agforms.ilattorneygeneral.net/Forms/CrimeVictimsCompensation)提出该申请,同时在需要的时候配合警察和检察长的工作。

援助金额及其所覆盖的费用:符合条件的受害者及其家属最多可获得2万7千美元的援助补偿,用以支付已造成的损失,例如医药住院和心理咨询费,收入损失,丧葬费等等。适用一些限制。

更多相关信息请参见:https://ag.state.il.us/victims/cvc.html。如果您认为自己是仇恨犯罪的受害者,请立即拨打911联系芝加哥警察局。您还可在下面连接中找到其他资源(中文):

  1. 州政级别: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d1f43455ceb6e00018a1584/t/5ec7f8b9cbb6a32b29e06eff/1590163698891/SimplifiedChinese_CRB_DRB_COVID_Guide.pdf
  2. 市政级别: https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/cchr/AdjSupportingInfo/AdjFORMS/MandarinTranslations/MANHateCrimesBrochure.pdf