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VCGCB Public Affairs Office
P.O. Box 48
Sacramento, CA 95812-0048
(916) 491-6400

For non-media questions, contact the VCGCB at 800-777-9229
or visit the VCGCB Contact Page.

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CalVCP can provide speakers for crime victim-related events. Please contact Public Affairs at or (916) 491-6400 for more information.

News Releases

Press Release

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State Victim Compensation Board Acts to Increase Benefits for Crime Victims 10/19/15

The Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board last Thursday took action to begin implementation of a wide range of benefit changes to help victims of violent crime.

Press Release

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State Victims Program Leaders Applaud New Law Increasing Benefits to California Victims of Violent Crime 10/7/15

A new law signed today by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will provide new tools for the California Victims Compensation Program (CalVCP) to help more victims of violent crime in California.

Press Release

Silence Hides Violence: Be a Voice. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

State's Victim Compensation Program Launches Sock Drive and Public Awareness Effort to Benefit Survivors of Domestic Violence 10/2/15

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) is launching a “Socks for Survivors” donation drive in the Sacramento region along with a public awareness campaign during the month of October.

Procedure Update

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CalVCP Updates Billing Procedures 9/30/15

CalVCP will transition to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 10 codes for inpatient services and medical diagnoses on October 1, 2015. To ease the transition, CalVCP will accept both the ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes until December 31, 2015.

Public Service Announcements

CalVCP le puede ayudar

El Programa de Compensación para Víctimas de California puede ayudar a pagar las cuentas y los gastos que resultan de ciertos crímenes violentos. Las víctimas de delitos que han sido heridos o han sido amenazados de lesión pueden ser elegibles para recibir ayuda.

CalVCP Can Help Public Service Announcement

The California Victim Compensation Program can help pay bills and expenses that result from certain violent crimes. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with injury may be eligible for help.

Afraid to Leave, Afraid to Stay

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.

My Story Could Be Yours - Sexual Assault Awareness PSA

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. There are approximately 8.6 million survivors of sexual violence in California. CalVCP is working to promote awareness about sexual assault and the financial help and services available for survivors.

California Crime Victims' Rights Month 2014 PSA

Watch California Attorney General, Kamala Harris speak to survivors, advocates and community leaders on the important work being done to prevent crime, provide services to victims and honor the lives of those lost to violent crimes.

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. CalVCP seeks to bring awareness to this horrific crime and encourage people to report it.

A Movement Against Abuse

With the help of many state agencies and community organizations, CalVCP was able to collect over 7,300 donations of suits, work attire, new toys, diapers and children's clothing for survivors of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Knows No Boundaries

In October, CalVCP observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in hopes of helping victims through their pain and moving forward in the fight to eradicate domestic violence from our world.

Donate Denim to Help Crime Victims!

CalVCP is hosting a Denim Drive beginning April 1st and going until Denim Day, April 24th. All donations will be dispersed to three nonprofit organizations that serve domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

CalVCP Denim Drive

CalVCP is hosting a Denim Drive beginning April 1st and going until Denim Day, April 24th. All donations will be dispersed to three nonprofit organizations that serve domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

Join CalVCP for the 2013 Victims' Rights Rally

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) will host its fourth annual Victims' Rights Rally at the CalVCP Headquarters in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. Immediately after, CalVCP will march to the State Capitol in support of crime victims' rights.

Crime Victims' Rights Rally PSA

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) is hosting a Victims' Rights Rally to commemorate California Crime Victims' Rights Month.

Multimedia Coverage

"Elizabeth Smart recounts kidnapping nightmare"

KCRA (Channel 3). September 23, 2015

"Elizabeth Smart Shares Message of ‘Perseverance, Recovery, Hope’ at UC Davis"

KTXL (FOX 40). September 23, 2015

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