Sacramento, CA —Statement from Julie Nauman, Executive Officer of the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP).
“On September 11, 2001, our nation watched in horror and disbelief as the Twin Towers fell, marking the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil in history. Thirteen years later, we remember the almost 3,000 fallen victims, and the thousands more whose lives were changed forever.
“We honor the first responders and the everyday citizens who—during one of our nation’s bleakest moments—displayed remarkable acts of bravery and kindness.
“We thank the servicemen and women stationed at home and abroad who continue to risk their lives for our safety and freedom.“Today, I implore Californians to stand together in memory of the innocent victims of this horrific tragedy and pay tribute to all of our American heroes whose contributions and sacrifices will never be forgotten. On behalf of the California Victim Compensation Program, thank you for your admirable displays of strength, resilience, hope, and inspiration.”
The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP), a division of the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board (VCGCB), 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, 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. The program is not taxpayer funded.