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State Provides New Support for Service Dog Owners 3/3/15

A person with a disability whose guide, signal, or service dog is disabled or killed from a violent crime may now apply for compensation from the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) thanks to new legislation signed by Governor Brown that became effective January 1, 2015.

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CalVCP Announces FY 2015–16 Trauma Recovery Center Grants 2/19/15

CalVCP is administering a grant program that will award funding totaling up to two million dollars ($2,000,000) per year for trauma recovery centers to provide services to victims of crime.

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New Awareness Campaign Brings Real Life Depiction of Violent Crime 2/17/15

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) has announced a new advertising campaign that will permeate Los Angeles DASH, Long Beach Transit and Burbank Metro buses with images depicting the victims of violent crimes in an effort to raise awareness of the program that provides much needed services to victims of violence.


Responding to Teen Dating Violence 2/5/15

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) would like to remind everyone that February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Across this nation, nearly 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Activities Work to Break the Cycle of Violence 2/27/15

Over 38 years ago, in 1976, a dynamic coalition of Bay Area women gathered to found La Casa de las Madres, California’s first and the nation’s second shelter dedicated to women and children escaping domestic violence.

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