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Crime victims and advocates march to the Capitol from the 2013 Crime Victims' Rights Month Rally.

Western States to Discuss Advances, Challenges in Victim Services 4/22/14

Today, directors from nearly 20 state Crime Victim Compensation Programs including California have gathered for the Western States Conference in San Francisco to discuss recent advances and ongoing gaps in services for victims of violent crime.

Press Release

Crime victims and advocates march to the Capitol from the 2013 Crime Victims' Rights Month Rally.

Crime Victims’ Rights Month Digital Town Hall 4/16/14

Today at 10 a.m., District Attorney Yolo County Jeff Reisig and Crime Victims Action Alliance Executive Director Chris Ward, will moderate two panels as part of the California Crime Victims’ Rights Month Digital Town Hall. Designed to be an interactive discussion and accessible to all, people throughout the state are encouraged to participate in the conversations by contributing thoughts, experiences, questions and concerns. CalVCP will share viewer feedback and questions live through the chat function on WebEx, and on Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #VRtownhall.

Press Release

Crime victims and advocates march to the Capitol from the 2013 Crime Victims' Rights Month Rally.

The Attention Belongs to Victims 3/25/14

This April, communities across the state will join together during California Crime Victims' Rights Month to honor, recognize, support and advocate for survivors of violence. In a time when criminals, their behaviors, and senseless crimes are held in the public spotlight, it is imperative to bring the attention back to victims and their needs.

Chairperson Statement

VCGCB Chairperson Marybel Batjer

CalVCP Board Reconsiders Rape Claims 3/20/14

In December, the Board eliminated California Code of Regulations Rule 649.56, Involvement in the Qualifying Crime of Prostitution, to allow victims of sexual assault who were engaged in an act of prostitution at the time of the attack to potentially be eligible for state assistance.

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Innovation in Victims' Services: Courthouse Dogs 4/24/14

In many ways, Aloha is just like any other playful pup. She loves to roll in the grass, chase her handler’s young daughters, and chew on her favorite red toy. But Aloha is not your average dog. She is a courthouse dog; an extraordinary canine who provides paws-itive support to victims of violent crime. Read more »