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Then and Now: California's Victim Service Revolution

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Then and Now: California's Victim Service Revolution Part 1 of 3

The first of a three-part series on the evolution of victim rights and services in California. This segment covers the establishment of the first victim compensation program in the United States and the enactment of the Victims of Crime Act, which allowed state compensation programs to receive money from the federal government to assist victims of crime.

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Then and Now: California's Victim Service Revolution Part 2 of 3

The second of a three-part series on the evolution of victim rights and services in California. This segment focuses on California's role in assisting victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. It also covers the significance of Marsy's Law, which strengthened victims' rights in the California State Constitution.

CalVCP Connect Podcast

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CalVCP Connect Podcast, Ep. 6: "Run for Courage"

In this episode we hear from Ashlie Bryant, executive director of Run For Courage, an organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking by providing resources to nonprofits and educating students in schools.

Public Service Announcements

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Crime Victims' Rights Rally PSA

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

Media Coverage

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Dealing with Trauma
August 23, 2012

VCGCB Executive Officer, Julie Nauman speaks with Fox 40's Alisa Becerra about California Victim Compensation Program's services for victims of crime, in light of the rising crime rates seen in many California cities.

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Ayunda Para Victimas de Crimen
October 1, 2009

Coverage of a Sacramento family affected by homicide, their journey to grieve and recover and the financial assistance from the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP). © Univision (KUVS 19 Sacramento)

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September 25, 2009

Coverage of "The Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims" vigil on the West Steps of the State Capitol. The event was sponsored by the Sacramento Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children (POMC). © Univision (KUVS 19 Sacramento)

California Crime Victims' Rights Month Rally

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California A.G. Kamala Harris Speaks to Victims

California's Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks at the Crime Victims' Rights Rally on April 23rd, in Sacramento. Harris speaks about her work on behalf of victims and survivors of crime and addresses current issues, including eliminating California's rape kit backlog.

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Anna Caballero Thanks Victim Advocates and Supporters

Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency Anna Caballero shared at the Crime Victims' Rights Rally on April 23rd, in Sacramento. The Secretary expressed her gratitude for those who work with crime victims and survivors every day.

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Victims' Rights Rally 2012

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

Digital Town Hall

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Digital Town Hall: Military Sexual Assault

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, our panelists discussed military sexual assault. Viewers submitted questions and comments to our panelists through live chat, Twitter, Facebook, and email.

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2014 Victims' Rights Digital Town Hall Part 2

A panel of experts discussed victims' issues at our Victims' Rights Digital Town Hall on April 16th from 10 am to noon. The topic of the second session was Victims' Rights, Victims First.

Restitution Summit

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Restitution Summit Opening Comments

In November of 2010, the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board along with the California District Attorneys Association hosted the 2010 California Restitution Summit.

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Restitution Summit Panel 3 - Judges

In November of 2010, the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board along with the California District Attorneys Association hosted the 2010 California Restitution Summit.

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Restitution Summit Panel 4 - Collections

In November of 2010, the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board along with the California District Attorneys Association hosted the 2010 California Restitution Summit.

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Restitution Summit Closing Comments

In November of 2010, the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board along with the California District Attorneys Association hosted the 2010 California Restitution Summit.

Trauma-Informed Services Training