In September 2011, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued Executive Order B-10-11 requiring all State of California agencies and departments to encourage communication and consultation with California Indian Tribes. Accordingly, CalVCB adopted the California Government Operations Agency’s Tribal Consultation Policy, which memorialized its commitment to strengthening and sustaining government-to-government relationships between California Indian Tribes and the State of California.
Open and respectful communication with tribal representatives is essential. CalVCB will engage in early, inclusive and frequent communications with Tribal leaders regarding any issues that may arise pertaining to or potentially impacting Tribes.
CalVCB provides compensation to victims of violent crime and provides eligible victims with reimbursement for many crime-related expenses in a culturally sensitive manner. CalVCB funding comes from restitution paid by criminal offenders through fines, orders, penalty assessments and federal matching funds.