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New Awareness Campaign Brings Real Life Depiction of Violent Crime 3/23/15

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) has announced a new advertising campaign that will permeate Sacramento Regional Transit buses with images depicting the victims of violent crimes in an effort to raise awareness of the program that provides much needed services to victims of violence.

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State Provides New Support for Service Dog Owners 3/3/15

A person with a disability whose guide, signal, or service dog is disabled or killed from a violent crime may now apply for compensation from the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) thanks to new legislation signed by Governor Brown that became effective January 1, 2015.

Notice of Funds Available

CalVCP Announces FY 2015–16 Trauma Recovery Center Grants 2/19/15

CalVCP is administering a grant program that will award funding totaling up to two million dollars ($2,000,000) per year for trauma recovery centers to provide services to victims of crime.

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New Awareness Campaign Brings Real Life Depiction of Violent Crime 2/17/15

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) has announced a new advertising campaign that will permeate Los Angeles DASH, Long Beach Transit and Burbank Metro buses with images depicting the victims of violent crimes in an effort to raise awareness of the program that provides much needed services to victims of violence.

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Graphic featuring faces of medical professionals and crime victims. CalVCP Connection

Why Family Justice Centers? 3/23/15

By Cherri N. Allison, Esq.

Imagine that you are a domestic violence victim and the mother of two small children under the age of ten. Before the Alameda County Family Justice Center opened in 2005 you literally had to navigate dozens of agencies in a county that spans 821 square miles.

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