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 #NCVRW2017. 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.

Media Coverage


Ventura County Star logo

State, local aid programs help crime victims move on 4/7/17

It was 23 years ago when Regina Rutherford decided to move out of her Ventura home just days after her then-husband shot her in the hand during an argument. Days after the March 1994 shooting that shattered the bones in her right hand, Rutherford said, she was determined to leave the abusive relationship and find a safe place for herself and her 5-year-old daughter.


Mercury News logo

State: Putting the focus on victims of crime 4/4/17

Before she became the advocate she is today for families of homicide victims in Alameda County, Marilyn Washington Harris experienced her own profound loss: the murder of her only son, Khadafy Washington, nearly 17 years ago on the streets of Oakland.


New Times San Luis Obispo logo

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.


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.