California Victim Compensation Board

The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) can help pay bills and expenses that result from violent crime. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with injury may be eligible for help.

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For victim assistance in your area, find your local Victim Witness Assistance Center.

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California Department of Public Health Coronavirus Updates


Strategic Plan for Victim Services in California 2019–2021

The Governor's office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) have developed a Strategic Plan for Victim Services in California 2019–2021. (CalOEL/CalVCB Letter, Report) The Strategic Plan reflects our shared commitment to raising awareness and improving delivery of crime victims’ services across the State of California. The plan was developed over the past fifteen months with extensive collaboration between our agencies. Over the next three years, our two agencies will continue to collaborate with one another and with our stakeholders as we implement the plan.

Press Release

California Victim Compensation Board Appoints Interim Executive Officer

The Executive Officer of the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB), Julie Nauman, will retire at the end of December, following 38 years of distinguished service to the State of California, including 11 years leading the State’s victim compensation efforts. The Board named Lynda Gledhill as the Interim Executive Officer effective December 31, 2019.


California's Victim Compensation Fund Helps Victims of Gilroy Shooting

Victims of violent crimes in California — including mass shootings — can get help the state through the California Victim Compensation Board. It was established in 1965 and is the oldest agency of its type in the country. Guest: Julie Nauman, Executive Officer, Victim Compensation Board.


Victim Services in California: A Recommendation for Combining the State’s Victims’ Programs

Pursuant to SB 840, Mitchell Budget Act of 2018, The Office of Emergency Services and the California Victim Compensation Board shall work together to develop options and a recommendation for combining the state’s victims’ programs under one organization. Given the significant impact that the state’s programs have on victims and their survivors, the state shall consider combining the state’s victims’ programs into a single lead agency to best serve crime victims.


Trauma Recovery Center Grant for Fiscal Year 19/20 1/9/19

The purpose of the grant is to award funding for trauma recovery centers to provide services to victims of crime. All interested qualified applicants must submit an application packet by both email and by mail. Applications are due February 8, 2019 by 2:00 p.m. PT.


CalVCB Announces Online Service Provider Portal 1/8/19

With CalVCB Online you can now view application and bill status, upload bills and documents, update your contact information, set up multi-user accounts for your administrative staff and more.

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