FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2022
Contact: Heather Jones
SACRAMENTO—The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) has announced $2.5 million in special funding available for Trauma Recovery Centers (TRCs) to serve crime victims in the Central Valley.
Through a competitive grant application process, CalVCB will award funding to one existing TRC to establish satellite offices in rural or underserved communities in one of the following counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus or Tulare.
The Notice of Funds Available, including eligibility criteria and application instructions, has been posted on CalVCB’s website. Applications are due by 2 p.m. Dec. 6, 2022.
The grant will run from March 1, 2023, through June 30, 2025, and is part of the Regional TRC Pilot Program, which was established and funded by the 2022-23 state budget. Under the program, existing TRCs partner with local organizations to provide services for crime victims in regions with few or no services available.
Since 2014, CalVCB has awarded grants to TRCs throughout California to 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. CalVCB currently funds 18 TRCs. For more information, see CalVCB’s TRC webpage.
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. CalVCB also administers the Forced or Involuntary Sterilization Compensation Program, which financially compensates survivors of state-sponsored sterilization. To learn more about CalVCB, visit victims.ca.gov.