Media Center Contacts
VCGCB Public Affairs Office
P.O. Box 48
Sacramento, CA 95812-0048
For non-media questions, contact the VCGCB at 800-777-9229
or visit the VCGCB Contact Page.
Executive Officer Statement
During National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month this February, California's leading victim advocate asks all adults to examine their relationships, particularly when young people are watching and learning.
The California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board announced a decision eliminating 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 attack to potentially be eligible for state assistance.
The California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board awarded three grants totaling $2 million to selected Trauma Recovery Centers (TRC) in California that will provide comprehensive mental health and medical services to underserved victims of crime.
In a handoff ceremony following its annual month-long "Suited for Success" campaign, the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) presented approximately 7,300 clothing items to five local nonprofit organizations that serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
In The News
- "Crime victims’ fund has 45th birthday, $2 billion payout"
Capitol Weekly 9 December 2010
- "Chowchilla inmates aim to help victims"
The Fresno Bee 3 February 2010
- "Officials challenge cut in lawmakers' benefits"
The San Francisco Chronicle 7 November, 2009
- "Three Years After Shooting, Victims Still Struggle"
The New York Times 30 October, 2009
- "Crime Victims Getting Stimulus Money Amid Downturn"
ABC News 23 September 2009
"Take Action Sacramento" (Audio)
KHHM (103.5) & KTNY (101.9). October 13, 2013
"Dealing with Trauma"
KTXL (FOX 40). August 30, 2012