Helping Victims During COVID-19

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Media Requests

The Public Affairs and Outreach (PAO) Branch oversees media relations for the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB).

Media representatives interested in information about CalVCB should email their request to or send postal mail to:

CalVCB Public Affairs Branch
P.O. Box 48
Sacramento, CA 95812-0048

Gretchen Zeagler, Chief, Public Affairs and Outreach
(916) 491-3625

For non-media questions, please call 800-777-9229
or visit the CalVCB Contact Page.

Need a Speaker from CalVCB?

CalVCB can provide speakers for crime victim-related events. Please email or call (916) 491-6400 for more information.

Need Materials from CalVCB?

Visit our publications page, fill out a material request form, then submit it by mail or fax.

News Releases

State of California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates


Press Release

CalVCB Highlights Resources Available to Victims During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The stay-at-home orders, social distancing, home schooling, layoffs and economic uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic bring a heightened awareness to increases in domestic violence. As the nation marks October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, many victims face a worst-case scenario – trapped at home with limited financial means and feeling there is no way to escape.


Victim Services in California: A Recommendation for Combining the State’s Victims’ Programs

Pursuant to SB 840, Mitchell Budget Act of 2018, The Office of Emergency Services and the California Victim Compensation Board shall work together to develop options and a recommendation for combining the state’s victims’ programs under one organization. Given the significant impact that the state’s programs have on victims and their survivors, the state shall consider combining the state’s victims’ programs into a single lead agency to best serve crime victims.


Trauma Recovery Center Grant for Fiscal Year 19/20 1/9/19

The purpose of the grant is to award funding for trauma recovery centers to provide services to victims of crime. All interested qualified applicants must submit an application packet by both email and by mail. Applications are due February 8, 2019 by 2:00 p.m. PT.


CalVCB Announces Online Service Provider Portal 1/8/19

With CalVCB Online you can now view application and bill status, upload bills and documents, update your contact information, set up multi-user accounts for your administrative staff and more.

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Public Service Announcements

CalVCB le puede ayudar

El Programa de Compensación para Víctimas de California puede ayudar a pagar las cuentas y los gastos que resultan de ciertos crímenes violentos. Las víctimas de delitos que han sido heridos o han sido amenazados de lesión pueden ser elegibles para recibir ayuda.

CalVCB Can Help Public Service Announcement

The California Victim Compensation Board can help pay bills and expenses that result from certain violent crimes. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with injury may be eligible for help.

Afraid to Leave, Afraid to Stay

A dark depiction of one woman's reality. Every minute 24 people become victims of domestic violence. This October, the CalVCB is working to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence.

My Story Could Be Yours - Sexual Assault Awareness PSA

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. There are approximately 8.6 million survivors of sexual violence in California. CalVCB is working to promote awareness about sexual assault and the financial help and services available for survivors.

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. CalVCB seeks to bring awareness to this horrific crime and encourage people to report it.

A Movement Against Abuse

With the help of many state agencies and community organizations, CalVCB was able to collect over 7,300 donations of suits, work attire, new toys, diapers and children's clothing for survivors of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Knows No Boundaries

In October, CalVCB observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in hopes of helping victims through their pain and moving forward in the fight to eradicate domestic violence from our world.

Donate Denim to Help Crime Victims!

CalVCB is hosting a Denim Drive beginning April 1st and going until Denim Day, April 24th. All donations will be dispersed to three nonprofit organizations that serve domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

CalVCB Denim Drive

CalVCB is hosting a Denim Drive beginning April 1st and going until Denim Day, April 24th. All donations will be dispersed to three nonprofit organizations that serve domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

Join CalVCB for the 2013 Victims' Rights Rally

The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) will host its fourth annual Victims' Rights Rally at the CalVCB Headquarters in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. Immediately after, CalVCB will march to the State Capitol in support of crime victims' rights.

Multimedia Coverage

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