I am a witness
Schadefonds is also for people who have been a witness to a violent crime. In that case, you are referred to as an observer. An observer can submit an application in the following cases:
- You were present during a violent crime;
- You unexpectedly found the victim at the spot where the crime took place (the scene of the crime);
- As a child, for a longer period of time and on a regular basis (systematically), you experienced domestic violence.
In order to receive a one-off compensation payment as an observer, this must have led to serious psychological problems (injuries). This must be determined by a therapist with a BIG registration, NIP service mark with Basic assessment Psychodiagnostics (BAPD), NVO registration with Basic assessment Diagnostics (BAD) or a contract with The BES Health Insurance Office (ZVK).
For children up to the age of 12 who witnessed systematic domestic violence, Schadefonds presupposes that there is a question of serious psychological problems (injuries). In this case, this does not need to be proven.