Media Release
For Immediate Release: November 7, 2012
Contact: Anne Gordon, (916) 491-3821

Nearly 2,000 Suits, Slacks, Skirts, and Ties Collected for Domestic Violence Survivors

Suited for Success Donations Help Survivors Get Back in Workforce

Sacramento, CA - The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) will present nearly 2,000 professional clothing items to three local domestic violence shelters this Thursday, November 8th. Donations collected during the 15-day Suited for Success Drive will equip local domestic violence survivors at WEAVE, My Sister's House and the Domestic Violence Intervention Center who are seeking to re-enter the workforce with attire suitable for interviews and the workplace.

Several speakers will present state and nonprofit resources that assist and protect domestic violence victims:

When: Thursday, November 8th at 10:30 a.m.

Where: VCGCB Headquarters — 400 R Street, Sacramento CA 95811

Why: Hundreds of state employees, businesses, legislative offices, and Sacramento residents donated over 1,800 suits, slacks, dresses, shoes, and belts to benefit survivors of domestic violence. The Suited for Success Drive provides Sacramento residents an easy and tangible opportunity to stand against domestic violence and show their support and give hope to survivors.

Nearly a dozen agencies and businesses hosted collection bins throughout Sacramento:

For more information about CalVCP visit the: CalVCP Website; for more information about the Partnership visit the: CPEDV Website.

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) provides compensation for victims of violent crime who are injured or threatened with injury. Among the crimes covered are domestic violence, child abuse, sexual and physical assault, homicide, robbery, drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter.

If a person meets eligibility criteria, CalVCP will compensate many types of services when the costs are not covered by other sources. Eligible services include medical and dental care, mental health services, income loss, funeral expenses, rehabilitation and relocation. Funding for CalVCP comes from restitution fines and orders, penalty assessments levied on persons convicted of crimes and traffic offenses, and matching federal funds.

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