AL Crime Victims' Compensation Commission celebrates 30th - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

AL Crime Victims' Compensation Commission celebrates 30th anniversary

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

This week marks the 30th anniversary of a one of a kind agency, the Alabama Victims' Compensation Commission.

The organization works to help crime victims pay medical bills or provide them with lost wages.

Over the last 30 years, the department has helped 52,000 people with $92 million.

One of the group's creators was honored at the anniversary celebration. Miriane Shehane is credited with turning the pain of her daughter's murder into a quest to help others.

"If I had not had something to work toward for something to make some meaning out of Quenette's death, I doubt that I could have survived," said Shehane. "It's just a way of coping with our victimization and it's given me the strength, this and with God's help."

Money from criminals is used to fund the Alabama Crime Victims' Compensation. The department is set up to be operated at the cost of misdemeanor and felony offenders ordered to pay assessment fees by judges. The only cost to tax payers, if you get a speeding ticket, $2.00 goes to the group.

If you are a victim and you'd like to file a claim, you must apply within a year of the crime.

For more information visit the agency's website.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Netflix: What's coming and going in May

    Netflix: What's coming and going in May

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-04-25 18:59:20 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-04-25 22:33:26 GMT

    Among the items leaving for the month are hit movies like "Disney's The Jungle Book," "Bridget Jones's Diary" and "Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby."

    More >>

    Among the items leaving for the month are hit movies like "Disney's The Jungle Book," "Bridget Jones's Diary" and "Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby."

    More >>
  • NewsMore>>

  • Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

    Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-04-25 15:30:41 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 3:30 AM EDT2018-04-26 07:30:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he is introduced before speaking to a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he is introduced before speaking to a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    French President Emmanuel Macron extolled the "special bond" between the United States and France during his speech in front of a joint meeting of Congress.More >>
    French President Emmanuel Macron extolled the "special bond" between the United States and France during his speech in front of a joint meeting of Congress.More >>
  • Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

    Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:39 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:39:08 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 3:30 AM EDT2018-04-26 07:30:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...

    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

    More >>

    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

    More >>
  • Geologists say North Korea's nuclear test site has collapsed

    Geologists say North Korea's nuclear test site has collapsed

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:28:35 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 3:30 AM EDT2018-04-26 07:30:12 GMT
    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed.

    More >>

    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly