The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is a government organisation that was set up in 1964 to provide compensation to the innocent victims of violent crime.  Their offices are based in Glasgow and they currently employ around 450 staff.  They are responsible for administrating the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in England, Scotland and Wales.
On average the CICA pay out over two hundred million pounds (£200,000,000.00) each year to the victims of violent crime and they process over 76,000 applications for compensation.