Press Release
For Immediate Release: March 21, 2019
Contact: Mary Thomson, (916) 491-6481
Mary.Thomson@victims.ca.gov
@helpingvictims

CalVCB Awards $6.3 Million To Fund Trauma Recovery Centers and Announces Additional Funding Opportunity

Sacramento, CA — The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) has announced funding to Trauma Recovery Centers (TRC) for fiscal year 2019-2020. CalVCB’s three-person board approved the following six grantees for a total of $6,331,491:

  1. Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital: $1,076,226
  2. Harbor-UCLA Medical Center: $1,939,500
  3. Partnerships for Trauma Recovery: $870,034
  4. Solano Courage Center: $936,843
  5. Strength United, California State University at Northridge: $679,717
  6. University of California, Davis: $829,171

Funding will begin on July 1, 2019. 

TRCs provide trauma-informed mental health treatment and case management to underserved crime victims who may not be eligible for victim compensation or who may be fearful of reporting a crime to law enforcement.

Additional funding remains for fiscal year 2019-20, and a second Notice of Funds Available has been announced.

All interested parties must submit a grant application packet by both postal mail and email before 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Complete details on eligibility criteria and application instructions can be found on the CalVCB website at the Grant Opportunities page.

CalVCB annually awards two-year grants through a competitive application process. Funding comes from the Restitution Fund and the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act (SNSA), which appropriates 10 percent of the funds saved annually due to reductions in the state prison population to CalVCB for TRC grants. For fiscal year 2019-20, an estimated $3 million remains available.

Currently, CalVCB funds 12 TRCs across California in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Stockton, Riverside, San Diego, Solano County, and the Bay Area.

###

The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) provides reimbursement for crime-related expenses to victims who suffer physical injury or the threat of physical injury as a result of violent crime. CalVCB helps crime victims and their families cover unforeseen expenses such as medical bills, mental health treatment, funeral and burial expenses, income loss and more. To learn more about CalVCB, please visit victims.ca.gov.