For Immediate Release: January 8, 2020
Contact: Public Affairs, (916) 491-6400
Sacramento, CA — The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) today posted a Notice of Funds Available for Trauma Recovery Centers (TRCs). The funding is for fiscal years 2020-21 and 2021-22.
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.
All interested parties must submit a grant application packet by email before 2:00 p.m. on February 7, 2020. Complete details on eligibility criteria and application instructions can be found on the CalVCB website on the Grant Opportunities page.
CalVCB annually awards two-year grants through a competitive application process. Funding comes from the State Restitution Fund and through the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act (SNSA), which appropriates 10 percent of the funds saved annually due to reductions in the state prison population to CalVCB for TRC grants. For fiscal year 2020-21, an estimation of the amount that will be available from SNSA will be released once the Governor’s budget is published later this week.
Currently, CalVCB funds 14 TRCs in counties across California including: Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Solano, San Joaquin, Riverside, and San Francisco.
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 53,000 applications and provided over $61 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 come from restitution fines and orders, penalty assessments levied on persons convicted of crimes, traffic offenses and federal funds.