Press Release
For Immediate Release: March 19, 2020
Contact: Gretchen Zeagler, (916) 491-3625
gretchen.zeagler@victims.ca.gov
@helpingvictims

California Victim Compensation Board Awards $13.5 Million to Seven Trauma Recovery Centers

Sacramento, CA — The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) awarded $13,567,344 million in funding to seven California Trauma Recovery Centers (TRC) throughout the state. The grantees are:

  1. Alameda County Family Justice Center – awarded $1,970,972
  2. Christian Counseling Service’s Trauma Recovery Center – awarded $997,895
  3. Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles – awarded $2,373,173
  4. Long Beach Recovery Center – awarded $3,089,511
  5. Miracles Counseling Center in Gardena – awarded $1,204,877
  6. University of California San Francisco Trauma Recovery Center – awarded $2,334,825
  7. South Alameda County Trauma Recovery Center – awarded $1,596,090

Funding begins July 1, 2020, for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

TRCs provide trauma-informed mental health treatment and case management to underserved crime victims who may not be eligible for victim compensation or who may be fearful of reporting a crime to law enforcement.

Each year CalVCB awards two-year grants through a competitive application process. Interested TRCs submitted applications by the February 7, 2020, deadline. A total of 18 TRCs applied. Funding comes from the Restitution Fund and the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act, which appropriates 10 percent of the funds saved annually due to reductions in the state prison population to CalVCB for TRC grants.

As of July 1, 2020, CalVCB will fund 15 California TRCs in Berkeley, Fairfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Stockton, and Van Nuys.

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The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) provides reimbursement for crime-related expenses to victims who suffer physical injury or the threat of physical injury as a result of violent crime. CalVCB helps crime victims and their families cover unforeseen expenses such as medical bills, mental health treatment, funeral and burial expenses, income loss and more. To learn more about CalVCB, please visit victims.ca.gov.