January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. CalVCB provides compensation for victims, including medical, dental, and mental health treatment.
Beginning January 1, 2020, AB 629 authorized CalVCB to provide compensation for income loss to victims of human trafficking in California. CalVCB can provide compensation equal to the loss of income or support that victims incur as a direct result of their deprivation of liberty.
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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.