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

For non-media questions, contact the VCGCB at 800-777-9229
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CalVCP can provide speakers for crime victim-related events. Please contact Public Affairs at publicaffairs@vcgcb.ca.gov or (916) 491-6400 for more information.

News Releases

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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Public Service Announcements

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. We're devoting the month of April to spreading awareness of victims' rights and services.

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. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month we were able to support victims and demonstrate that we won't tolerate violence in our communities!

Domestic Violence Knows No Boundaries

One in four women in America will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. 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. Join us in spreading awareness, helping survivors, and doing everything possible to stop violence before it begins.

Donate Denim to Help Crime Victims!

CalVCP is hosting a Denim Drive beginning April 1st and going until Denim Day, April 24th. We are collecting all new and gently used denim items including jeans, jackets, shorts, overalls, and skirts. All donations will be dispersed to three nonprofit organizations that serve domestic violence and sexual assault victims: WEAVE, Yolo County Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Center and La Casa de las Madres. Last year, we collected nearly $3,300 in denim items to benefit WEAVE!

CalVCP Denim Drive

CalVCP is hosting a Denim Drive beginning April 1st and going until Denim Day, April 24th. We are collecting all new and gently used denim items including jeans, jackets, shorts, overalls, and skirts. All donations will be dispersed to three nonprofit organizations that serve domestic violence and sexual assault victims: WEAVE, Yolo County Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Center and La Casa de las Madres. Last year, we collected nearly $3,300 in denim items to benefit WEAVE!

Join CalVCP for the 2013 Victims' Rights Rally

In honor of California Crime Victims' Rights Month, 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


"Mes de los derechos de víctimas de crimen violento"
KUVS (Univision 19). April 8, 2014

"Take Action Sacramento" (Audio)
KHHM (103.5) & KTNY (101.9). October 13, 2013

Executive Officer Julie Nauman on the set of FOX 40 news.
"Dealing with Trauma"
KTXL (FOX 40). August 30, 2012

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