Sacramento, CA — California Victim Compensation Program Executive Officer, Julie Nauman, released the following statement on the San Bernardino shootings:
“I am heartbroken to hear of another senseless shooting, this time here in California. To the victims and their families, I send my deepest condolences.
“I know that San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos, a most dedicated member of the California Victim Compensation Board, will not only pursue justice for you, but compassionately support your needs in the aftermath of this horrific crime.
“The California Victim Compensation Program is here to help the victims of the shooting incident in San Bernardino. We can help victims in need pay for medical expenses, counseling, rehabilitation and other costs related to this crime.“We want all the victims and their families to receive all the help they need to recover.”
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.
If a person meets eligibility criteria, CalVCP will compensate many types of services when the costs are not covered by other sources. Eligible services 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 the CalVCP Webpage.