California has established the Forced or Involuntary Sterilization Compensation Program. Survivors of state-sponsored sterilization can apply for compensation through CalVCB in January 2022. Please check back for more details.

For Victims

CalVCB is the payor of last resort. CalVCB provides compensation after all available reimbursement and recovery sources are used, including medical insurance, disability insurance, employer benefits and civil suits.

CalVCB offers several ways to apply for compensation:

Advocates are Available to Help!

Advocates work with victims and CalVCB throughout the compensation process.

Advocates are available to help victims with:

  • Complete an application.
  • Find emergency food, clothing, and shelter.
  • File a temporary restraining order.
  • Find other resources.
  1. Open the application.
  2. Enter your information.
  3. Save a copy to your computer by selecting File > Save.
  4. Print a copy, print and sign it and date it.
  5. Send your application to the CalVCB mailing address: California Victim Compensation Board P.O. Box 3036 Sacramento, CA 95812-3036

Email info@victims.ca.gov A parent with legal custody, guardian, conservator, or relative caregiver may sign an application filed on behalf of a minor or victim. However, an eligible minor victim or derivative victim may sign the application on their own behalf in certain circumstances.

  1. Open the application.
  2. Print a copy.
  3. Enter your information, print and sign it and date it.
  4. Send your application to:

California Victim Compensation Board
 P.O. Box 3036
 Sacramento, CA 95812-3036

Customer Service: 800-777-9229

Email info@victims.ca.gov A parent with legal custody, guardian, conservator, or relative caregiver may sign an application filed on behalf of a minor or victim. However, an eligible minor victim or derivative victim may sign the application on their own behalf in certain circumstances.


Get Your Claim Processed Faster

  • Complete every section of the application possible.
  • Include copies of crime reports, bills, receipts and other related documents with the application.
  • Send crime-related bills to the insurance company, workers’ compensation carrier or Medi-Cal right away. CalVCB works with organizations like those to pay crime-related expenses in the correct amount according to our legal requirements.

Compensation Limits

There are limits on how much CalVCB can pay for each crime-related expense:

  • Crime scene clean-up
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Home or vehicle modifications for victims who became disabled
  • Income loss
  • Medical and dental treatment
  • Mental health services
  • Relocation
  • Residential security

All expenses are subject to rates and limitations set by the Victim Compensation Board. For more details, see the Benefit Quick Reference Guide.

CalVCB cannot pay for any expense not related to the crime, including expenses for lost, stolen or damaged property.

CalVCB cannot pay any expenses incurred while a person is on parole, probation or post-release community supervision for a violent felony, or while incarcerated or required to register as a sex offender. This does not affect an application’s eligibility. It instead stops payment for expenses that are incurred during incarceration, felon or registered sex offender status.


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