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Today, directors from nearly 20 state Crime Victim Compensation Programs including California have gathered for the Western States Conference in San Francisco to discuss recent advances and ongoing gaps in services for victims of violent crime.
Today at 10 a.m., District Attorney Yolo County Jeff Reisig and Crime Victims Action Alliance Executive Director Chris Ward, will moderate two panels as part of the California Crime Victims' Rights Month Digital Town Hall. With introductions by the California Victim Compensation Program Executive Officer Julie Nauman, distinguished leaders in the victim services community will focus on two primary efforts — collaboration of victim services and ensuring the rights of victims of violent crime.
This April, communities across the state will join together during California Crime Victims' Rights Month to honor, recognize, support and advocate for survivors of violence. In a time when criminals, their behaviors, and senseless crimes are held in the public spotlight, it is imperative to bring the attention back to victims and their needs.
In December, the Board eliminated 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 the attack to potentially be eligible for state assistance.
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
"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
"Dealing with Trauma"
KTXL (FOX 40). August 30, 2012