FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2023
Contact: Public Affairs
SACRAMENTO — The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) today awarded nearly $22 million in grant funding to 15 trauma recovery centers (TRCs) to assist crime victims with urgent services, including mental health and wraparound case management.
CalVCB awards the two-year TRC grants through a competitive application process. Funding begins on July 1, 2023, and concludes on June 30, 2025.
“The TRCs we selected all demonstrate an invaluable resource to their communities and help provide trauma-informed services to crime victims, specifically those in underserved communities,” said CalVCB Executive Officer Lynda Gledhill. “We are proud to partner with them and offer any assistance we can as they coordinate care tailored to each victim’s needs.”
Of the 15 TRCs selected, 11 are existing CalVCB-supported centers; three are newly funded; and one is a center formerly funded through a CalVCB grant.
The recipients and their county locations are:
- A Quarter Blue – Orange
- Amanecer Community Counseling Service – Los Angeles
- Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (newly funded) – Alameda
- Community Resource Center (newly funded) – San Diego
- Contra Costa Family Justice Center – Contra Costa
- County of Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office (newly funded) – Santa Clara
- Napa Solano SANE-SART – Solano
- Olive View-UCLA Education Research Institute – Los Angeles
- Palomar Health Foundation – San Diego
- Partnerships for Trauma Recovery – Alameda
- Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
- Ruby’s Place (formerly funded) – Alameda
- Safe Harbor-Trauma Recovery Center – Los Angeles
- Special Service for Groups – Los Angeles
- The University Corporation – Los Angeles
The grant recipients will receive funding ranging from $531,914.75 to $2.2 million. The funding amount differs based on their application scores and requested dollar amounts.
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.