Sacramento, CA — California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) Executive Officer, Julie Nauman, released the following statement on the Orlando mass shooting:
“In Sacramento, we are mourning for the victims of the recent Orlando tragedy. I send my deepest condolences to the survivors, the victims’ families and all those impacted by this outrageous act of violence.
“In December 2015, California experienced a horrific event in San Bernardino County. Like Orlando, this senseless act of brutality took innocent lives, shattered families and devastated a community without warning.
“Today, we resolve to stand in unity with the City of Orlando, the LGBTQ community and the rest of nation to heal and demonstrate the best of the human spirit.”
The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) 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 50,000 applications and provided over $51 million in compensation to crime victims.
If a person meets eligibility criteria, CalVCP 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 CalVCP comes from restitution fines and orders, penalty assessments levied on persons convicted of crimes and traffic offenses, and matching federal funds.
For more information about victims’ rights and services, visit CalVCP at calvcp.ca.gov.