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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.

Executive Officer Statement

Police and community members walk together. Photo by the City of North Charleston, used under a Creative Commons 2.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/).

National Night Out 8/5/14

"We recognize today, August 5th, as National Night Out, an annual effort to promote crime prevention awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. On the 31st anniversary of 'America’s Night Out Against Crime,' residents in California and across the nation are invited to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and step outside to enjoy the evening with neighbors while taking a united stand against crime."

Announcement

Trauma recovery center

State Victims’ Program to Provide up to $2 Million for Trauma Recovery Centers 6/30/14

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) is seeking applications for grant awards to trauma recovery centers in California. A total funding amount of up to two million dollars will be awarded to the selected trauma recovery center(s) to provide critical services to victims of crime.

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Stand with Your Neighborhood on National Night Out 8/5/14

We recognize today, August 5th, asĀ National Night Out, an annual effort to promote crime prevention awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. On the 31st anniversary of 'America’s Night Out Against Crime,' residents in California and across the nation are invited to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and step outside to enjoy the evening with neighbors while taking a united stand against crime. Read more »

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