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CalVCP and Partners to Turn Over Thousands of Donations at Capitol Event 10/28/14

Following the month-long Suited for Successful Families donation campaign, the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP), WEAVE and the California Coalition against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) will host the 2014 Suited for Successful Families Turnover Event on the west steps of the California State Capitol on Wednesday, October 29th at 10 a.m.

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California Victim Compensation Program Awards $2 Million to Help Victims Through Local Programs 10/16/14

Today, the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) awarded a grant to two California Trauma Recovery Centers, the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles and California State University at Long Beach, that provide mental health and medical services to underserved victims of violent crime.

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Afraid to Leave, Afraid to Stay 10/2/14

A dark depiction of one woman's reality. Every minute 24 people become victims of domestic violence. This October, the CalVCP is working to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence.

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A distraught woman turns away from her abusive partner.

State's Victim Compensation Program Calls for Domestic Violence Education, Action 10/1/14

Recent events have proven that many Americans still consider domestic violence a private issue that shouldn’t concern anyone but the involved parties. Julie Nauman, Executive Officer of the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) couldn’t disagree more.

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Melissa Melendez: State Needs Tougher Domestic Violence Laws 10/2/14

By Melissa Melendez, California State Assemblymember (R—Lake Elsinore)

The very sad fact remains that people are abused because their abuser knows that not only are they likely to get away with it, but that the consequences — both legal and societal — are not large concerns.  Let me speak plainly. That last fact is our fault.

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