For Immediate Release: May 16, 2019
Contact: Mary Thomson, (916) 491-6481
Sacramento, CA — The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) has announced funding to Trauma Recovery Centers (TRC) for fiscal year 2019-2020. CalVCB’s three-person board approved the following two grantees for a total of $3,086,109:
- Fathers and Families of San Joaquin: $1,851,665
- Special Service for Groups: $1,234,444
Funding will begin on July 1, 2019.
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.
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.
As of July 1, 2019, CalVCB will fund 14 TRCs throughout California in Berkeley, Fairfield, Hemet, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Stockton, and Van Nuys.
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, please visit victims.ca.gov.