About Us

Established by the Utah Legislature in February 1986. The mission of the Utah Office for Victims of Crime is to advocate for the rights and needs of crime victims in Utah by assisting in their restoration through financial compensation and other victim services. 


How it started: 1987 Claims summary
Total Claims Received: 164
Total Claims Approved: 95
Total Claims Denied: 29
Total Amount Awarded: $290,637.20
How it is going: 2020 Claims summary
Total Claims Received: 7,328
Total Claims Approved: 5,572
Total Claims Denied: 1,653
Total Amount Awarded: $3,983,414.26


The Utah Office for Victims of Crime is a division of the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. It is governed by a board consisting of seven members appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate (63M-7-504). All meetings are public and recorded on the public meeting website.

The current UOVC board members are

Sandy Johnson - Utah State Bar

Vickie C. Walker - Victim of Crime

Brooks Keeshin, MD - Medical Provider

Shane Minor - Law Enforcement

Dave Fowers - Mental Health Provider

Julee Smith - Victim Services Provider

Jeanetta Williams - Private Citizen


The Utah Office for Victims of Crime is located at
350 E. 500 S.
Suite 200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

General Assistance: 801-238-2360
General Email: crimevictims@utah.gov