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Executive Officer Statement

A distraught woman turns away from her abusive partner.

CalVCP Executive Officer Speaks Up About Domestic Violence 9/11/14

"Domestic violence is never okay. It's not a personal problem, and it's not just a family issue. This is not a matter better left to be dealt with at home. It is a community issue and one that we must address now."

Executive Officer Statement

An array of flags stand at a 9/11 memorial in California.

Remembering 9/11 9/11/14

"Today, I implore Californians to stand together in memory of the innocent victims of this horrific tragedy and pay tribute to all of our American heroes whose contributions and sacrifices will never be forgotten. On behalf of the California Victim Compensation Program, thank you for your admirable displays of strength, resilience, hope, and inspiration."

Media Release

Thumbnail images of three of CalVCP's soon-to-be-released awareness campaign ads.

Awareness Campaign Depicts Violent Crime, Available Help 8/25/14

Information that victims of crime can use to get help will soon permeate the railways and buses of San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties — along with images depicting the harsh results of violent crimes. Beginning this week, the images and information will be displayed on the California Victim Compensation Program website and on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) and Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI).

Media Release

CalVCP stakeholders meet to discuss victim issues

State’s Leading Victim Advocate Agency Examines Long-Standing Statutes 8/11/14

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP), the state program responsible for providing compensation to eligible victims of violent crime, is taking an unprecedented effort to update the laws and regulations that govern the program. The Statute Modernization Project aims to examine the laws that do not fit in today’s criminal justice system or do not align with the current needs of victims of crime.

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Stand with Your Neighborhood on National Night Out 8/5/14

We recognize today, August 5th, asĀ National Night Out, an annual effort to promote crime prevention awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. On the 31st anniversary of 'America’s Night Out Against Crime,' residents in California and across the nation are invited to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and step outside to enjoy the evening with neighbors while taking a united stand against crime. Read more »

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