Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates

Strengthening crime victim rights and improving victim services

WCCVA's Crime Scene Cleanup Assistance Program


WCCVA has partnered with Bio Management Northwest to provide the Crime Scene Cleanup Assistance Program (CSCAP.)  The program will provide pro bono and discounted crime scene cleanup service to victims and their families.

The Crime Scene Cleanup Assistance Program will:

  • Provide pro bono and/or discounted crime scene cleanup services to victims who do not have insurance or who cannot otherwise afford to pay for professional crime scene cleanup services.
  • Provide deductible waivers for victims who have insurance but cannot afford the deductible. 

Who is Eligible?

In order to qualify for the Crime Scene Cleanup Assistance Program, applicants must:

  • Be a victim, co-victim, or survivor of a crime which occurred in Washington, Oregon, or Arizona.
  • Work with a recognized crime victim advocacy program.
  • Demonstrate an inability to pay for professional crime scene cleanup services in all or in part.

FAQ's

Is this program available in an emergency or short-notice situation?  Yes, this program is normally available with short notice.  Contact a local advocate to start the process as soon as possible.

Are business eligible for this program?  Possibly, depending on the situation of the business.  Contact a local advocate and we will work with you to determine what level of assistance might be available.

A crime was committed in my business or residence, but I am not the crime victim.  Am I eligible for this program?  You may be eligible for the program.  We recommend connecting with a local advocate who can help walk you through the process.

Where is this program available?  Anywhere in Washington, Oregon, or Arizona.

What do I have to do to demonstrate "financial need"?  The goal of the program is to provide professional crime scene cleanup assistance to those who cannot afford all or part of the cost.  As such, we will work with each person on a case by case basis to determine what, if anything, a victim might be able to pay.  Those without ability to pay may receive the service totally free.  Those with some ability to pay will be figured on a sliding scale to determine a reduced rate.  We will confidentially discuss your situation with you and determine your level of eligibility individually.

I have insurance that will cover part of the cost.  Can I still apply for this program?  Yes!  We will work directly with your insurance company to bill them for the service.  If you are unable to pay all or part of your deductible, we may provide partial or total deductible waivers.

Is this a professional company or is it just volunteers?  Bio Management Northwest is a professionally bonded, licensed, and insured company in bio hazard cleanup.  Additionally, they have experience working with crime victims and will provide professional, compassionate service.  For more information about the company, visit www.biomanagementnw.com. (Note, in order to be eligible for the program, you must apply through a local crime victim advocateContacting the company directly may disqualify you from the program.)

Will my situation be handled discreetly?  Yes.  Bio Management Northwest utilizes unmarked vehicles and will not discuss your situation with neighbors or others.

 

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Client Testimonials

John Stavros is absolutely wonderful!  He was so helpful and compassionate he made this difficult part of this journey much easier...Please know that I believe this is a VERY valuable service and I appreciate you and everyone else involved with it."  ~ Child of a homicide victim

"I don't know what I would have done without this program, I would have spent hours upon hours trying to clean up the car and I still would not have felt very good about driving the kids around in the car."  ~ Domestic violence victim to edit text.