Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Program

The Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Program provides payment to cover the cost of gathering evidence during the forensic examination for victims of sexual crimes in Missouri. The medical provider is required to bill the SAFE Program for reasonable charges incurred during the forensic examination. Charges for medical treatment of any injuries are not eligible and may be billed to the patient. The patient may not be billed for any forensic examination charges. For more details, please follow the link to the program guidelines.

Funding for the SAFE Program is received and administered by the Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC) Program. The following charts illustrate the breakdown of SAFE claims paid during past fiscal years.

Number of Claims Paid Fiscal Year Adult Child Total
FY11 1,395 1,970 3,365
FY12 1,297 1,941 3,238
FY13 1,502 2,032 3,534

Amount of Payments Fiscal Year Adult Child Total
FY11 $1,199,743.10 $1,485.164.03 $2,684,907.13
FY12 $1,001,501.94 $1,206,858.80 $2,208,360.74
FY13 $847,718.82 $1,134,729.74 $1,982,448.56

SAFE Program Payments by County

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