California Victim Services
CalVCP Helpline: 1-800-777-9229 (phone) | 1-866-902-8669 (fax)
We understand that when tragedy strikes, it can be a frightening and traumatic experience that often carries with it great physical, emotional, or financial harm. Many victims have questions about whom they can turn to and where they can go for help. When it comes to financial assistance, the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) may provide needed compensation to help cover treatment and other support services for victims and their families. With the victim in mind, this website aims to provide access to valuable information and resources to ensure victims are supported through this critical time.
Recovering Your Financial Losses
The Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) can help pay unreimbursed expenses that result when a violent crime occurs.
Your Healing Process
CalVCP knows crime hurts everyone. And the healing process is different for everyone. California has multiple organizations and nonprofits ready to assist you.
Recovering from Domestic Violence
Navigating the Justice System
If you have been a victim of a violent crime, your life suddenly changes. It can be confusing to understand the criminal justice system. The information below can help you through the process.
- Your Rights as a Victim
- What is Restitution?
- Track Your Offender
- Understanding Parole Hearings
- Get Help Writing a Victim Impact Statement
- Verify Collection of Funds From Your Offender
- Services for Victims of Juvenile Offenders
- Restitution: Victims’ Right to Request Offenders Pay for Crime-Related Losses
Getting Additional Help
CalVCP, along with our government and private partners, provides additional services and information.
- Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus
- National Center for Victims of Crime
- Victims of Crime Resource Center, McGeorge School of Law
- Victim Service Publications from the Department of Justice
- Victim Services from the California Emergency Management Agency
- Victim Services from the United States Department of Justice