Reports to the Legislature
Below are links to reports mandated by the Legislature:
- Final Report to the Legislature: Judges' Pilot Program
This report documents the successes of the four-year pilot program between the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, and the counties of Alameda, Sacramento, and San Diego, pursuant to Penal Code 1202.41. The purpose of the program was to collaborate with judges to amend restitution orders for offenders whose victims had received compensation from the Board. The specific intent of the pilot program was for each county to develop an effective process to amend restitution orders for victims whose losses were determined after an offender had been sentenced, thereby holding the offender financially accountable for his/her actions.
- San Francisco Trauma Recovery Center Report to the Legislature May 2004
This report on the effectiveness of the Trauma Recovery Center is issued pursuant to Government Code Section 13974.5 - 13974.7. In May 2001, the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board entered into an Interagency Agreement with the Regents of the University of California, San Francisco. Together they established a victim of crime recovery center pilot project at San Francisco General Hospital / University of California, San Francisco. The Trauma Recovery Center was created to demonstrate the effectiveness of providing comprehensive and integrated services to victims of crime and to remove barriers to care for a population, which is historically underserved by traditional mental health programs.
- Strengthening Victim Services in California: A Proposal for Consolidation, Coordination, and Victim-Centered Leadership November 2003
This report provides options for restructuring California's victim services programs at the state level. The report is issued pursuant to AB 2435 (Jackson, Statutes of 2002), which designated the State and Consumer Services Agency (the agency to which the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board reports) to: (1) study victim services programs throughout the state; (2) compare California's services to other state programs; and (3) explore alternative funding methods to ensure seamless, integrated services.