October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Each year, thousands of women and men in California are victims of intimate partner violence. The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) offers resources for victims, including compensation for relocation, income loss, medical, dental and mental health treatment, residential security and more.
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California created the nation’s first victim compensation program in 1965. CalVCB administers the Victim Compensation Program, which provides reimbursement for crime-related expenses to victims who suffer physical injury or the threat of physical injury as a result of a violent crime. A claimant should file an application within seven years of the crime, seven years after the direct victim turns 21 years of age, or seven years from when the crime could have been discovered, whichever is later. Also, if the application is based on specified crimes involving sex with a minor, a victim may file at any time prior to the victim’s 28th birthday.