For Immediate Release: May 24, 2018
Contact: Janice Mackey, (916) 491-3821
Sacramento, CA — The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) has released the Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) funding list for fiscal years 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Six TRC grant applications were recommended for funding beginning on July 1, 2018. On Thursday, May 17, CalVCB’s three-person Board approved the following grantees for a total of $8,083,800:
- Alameda County Family Justice Center: $1,377,391
- Alternatives for Domestic Violence (Riverside): $750,000
- California State University at Long Beach: $2,079,800
- Downtown Women’s Center (Los Angeles): $702,680
- St. Francis Medical Center (Los Angeles): $1,226,061
- University of California San Francisco: $1,947,868
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. Along with this, a TRC provides training on the effects of violent crime and the treatment of trauma to law enforcement, community-based organizations and other health care providers.
CalVCB annually awards two-year grants through a competitive application process. Funding comes from the Restitution Fund and 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.
Complete details on application criteria can be found on the CalVCB Grant Opportunities page.
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 52,000 applications and provided over $53 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 comes from restitution fines and orders, penalty assessments levied on persons convicted of crimes, traffic offenses and federal funds.