Press Release
For Immediate Release: August 11, 2017
Contact: Janice Mackey, (916) 491-3821
janice.mackey@victims.ca.gov
@helpingvictims

CalVCB Launches eLearning Course for Medical Providers

Sacramento, CA — The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) today released the second of four eLearning courses designed to provide education about the state’s victim compensation program on a convenient, self-paced track that is accessible 24/7. The first release was the Overview course.

The new course titled “Helping Crime Victims Heal: A Course for Medical Providers” offers medical professionals an overview of the services paid by CalVCB and explains the billing and payment process.

Medical providers who utilize this course will receive answers to common compensation questions, learn about available resources and help victims access CalVCB’s benefits. A certificate will be available upon the completion of this course.

To view the available courses, see the CalVCB Training page. Other courses will be subsequently released. The entire eLearning catalog is as follows:

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The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) provides compensation for victims of violent crime who are injured or threatened with injury. Among the crimes covered are domestic violence, child abuse, sexual and physical assault, homicide, robbery, and vehicular manslaughter. Last fiscal year, the program received nearly 51,000 applications and provided over $52 million in compensation to crime victims.

If a person meets eligibility criteria, CalVCB will compensate many types of services when the costs are not covered by other sources. Eligible expenses include medical and dental care, mental health services, income loss, funeral expenses, rehabilitation and relocation. Funding for CalVCB comes from restitution fines and orders, penalty assessments levied on persons convicted of crimes, traffic offenses and federal funds.