FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2022
Contact: Heather Jones
SACRAMENTO—The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) has announced $5 million in special funding available to help Trauma Recovery Centers (TRCs) reach crime victims in underserved areas.
Through a competitive grant process, CalVCB will award funding to two TRCs to establish four satellite offices in rural or underserved communities. The 2022-23 state budget allocates the money as follows:
- $2.5 million for one TRC to run satellite offices in two Northern California locations.
- $2.5 million for one TRC to run satellite offices in two Central California locations.
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. Oct. 28.
The grants, which will run from Jan. 1, 2023, through June 30, 2025, are part of the Regional Trauma Recovery Center Pilot Program. Under the program, existing TRCs work with local organizations to provide services for crime victims in regions with few or no services for them.
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. To learn more about CalVCB, visit victims.ca.gov.