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California Victim Compensation Program Awards $2 Million to Help Victims Through Local Programs 10/16/14

Today, the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) awarded a grant to two California Trauma Recovery Centers, the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles and California State University at Long Beach, that provide mental health and medical services to underserved victims of violent crime.

Public Service Announcement

Afraid to Leave, Afraid to Stay 10/2/14

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.

Press Release

A distraught woman turns away from her abusive partner.

State's Victim Compensation Program Calls for Domestic Violence Education, Action 10/1/14

Recent events have proven that many Americans still consider domestic violence a private issue that shouldn’t concern anyone but the involved parties. Julie Nauman, Executive Officer of the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) couldn’t disagree more.

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."

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Melissa Melendez: State Needs Tougher Domestic Violence Laws 10/2/14

By Melissa Melendez, California State Assemblymember (R—Lake Elsinore)

The very sad fact remains that people are abused because their abuser knows that not only are they likely to get away with it, but that the consequences — both legal and societal — are not large concerns.  Let me speak plainly. That last fact is our fault.

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