National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2017

As the nation’s first and largest victim compensation program, the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week from April 2–8.

Flier with American flag theme, logos of named organizations, and text, National Crime Victims' Right Week. Strength, Resilience, Justice. April 2-8, 2017. CalVCB. 800.777.9229. The National Center for Victims of Crime. Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime.

CVRW Resources

Are you an advocate for crime victims? Join the CVRW effort! Download posters, share social media posts, read the fact sheet and more on our Resources page.

CVRW Events

Find a CVRW event near you. Submit your public events to to include on our calendar.

Denim Drive

Take part in a local denim drive in honor of Denim Day. Donations will benefit victims of violent crimes.

Social Media

Tweet to #CVRW2017. Like the CalVCB Facebook page. Share your activities, follow our posts, and keep updated on events, videos and live chats. Join the conversation!

Connect with CalVCB to learn about CVRW events near you, or to send us events to post on our calendar.

Past Media Coverage


New Times San Luis Obispo

SLO County attempts to help victims recover from the trauma of violent crime 4/13/16

A young woman sitting on the stand in SLO County Superior Court speaks so softy she can barely be heard. She casts her eyes down at the carpeted floor of the courtroom and tells a room full of strangers about the four days she spent as a teenage sex slave, being coerced into having sex with a man named Richard Scott Brooks.



Victim of violent crime encourages others to seek help 4/12/16

Many people in Shasta County know Captain LeeAnne Smith for the work she does saving animal’s lives with Haven Humane Society through the city of Redding. But in 1993 she found herself fighting for her own life.


Siskiyou Daily News

Monday opens national crime victims’ rights week 4/11/16

California created the nation’s first Victim Compensation Board in 1965, and today the federal Crime Victims Fund can play a key role in helping a victim get back on his or her feet. Victim Compensation Board Executive Officer Julie Nauman said that the help provided by the VCP is important, as it allows people to begin to heal.


Marysville Appeal-Democrat

New funds available for crime victims 4/8/16

Victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault, as well as non-English-speaking victims of crime, may find new help with state monetary assistance to cope with difficult times.


Merced Sun-Star

Julie Nauman: California has money to help victims of crime 4/6/16

There’s no doubt, we live in an unpredictable world. Our lives can change at moment’s notice without warning. A drunken driver, sexual assault, workplace violence or being at the wrong place at the wrong time can permanently alter your life.


The Modesto Bee

Julie Nauman: California has money to help victims of crime 4/6/16

For many crime victims and their families, the California Victim Compensation Board is the last hope to cover crime-related expenses such as medical and mental health treatment, dental costs, home and vehicle modifications, and more.


Jefferson Public Radio

How California Compensates Crime Victims 4/5/16

California provides a stable Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) to give money to the victims of some violent crimes. Claims range from medical payments to home security installations.