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.
You can help us to raise awareness about domestic violence and compensation available to victims and their children.
Below are suggested social media posts, along with images created for Facebook/Instagram and Twitter.
Please consider sharing our messages or creating your own and tag us in your posts.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. #DVAM During October families of victims, survivors, advocates, and the community come together to commemorate the lives lost to domestic violence, celebrate progress made, and network for change. The allied community wears a purple ribbon to show their solidarity and support. To learn more about DVAM or how you can help stop domestic violence, visithttps://ncadv.org/
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #EmpoweringSurvivorsofDV #silencehidesviolence
If you or a loved one is a victim of domestic violence, these state agencies can help with housing and relocation, finding counseling, restraining orders, and more. https://victims.ca.gov/uploads/2023/03/StateVictimServicesList_03_2023.pdf
Share this post with the hashtag #EmpoweringSurvivorsofDV to help spread awareness.
Domestic violence is difficult to navigate, especially when you don’t know where to turn. The [ORGANIZATION] provides resources to help domestic violence victims by [LIST RESOURCES]. Learn more about here [LINK].
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #DVAM #StateAgencyHashtagHere
Help us spread awareness of the resources available for victims of domestic violence.
If you or a loved one is experiencing DV, call the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or the Victims of Crime Resource Center at 1-800-VICTIMS.
#EmpoweringSurvivorsofDV #DVAM2023 #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth
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.