CalVCB is a state program that helps victims of violent crime by paying for services that they need due to the crime. CalVCB will only pay for crime-related expenses that are not covered by any other source.
Monthly Advocate Webinar
Join us every third Tuesday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. for our Advocate Webinar. Each month, the topic will vary on all things CalVCB. To participate in the upcoming webinar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- June 19, 2019: Navigating Cares2 and the CalVCB Online Manual
For a recording or transcript of a recorded webinar, or the presentation slides, please email email@example.com.
- May 21, 2019: Online Application
- April 23, 2019: Documentation and Verification
- February 19, 2019: Good Samaritan Benefits; How to complete an application
- March 19, 2019: Vehicle Related Crimes; How to complete an application
- December 2018: Holiday Break
- November 20, 2018: Appeals
- October 16, 2018: Income and Support Loss Benefit
- September 18, 2018: Funeral and Burial Benefit
- August 21, 2018: Relocation Benefit
eLearning for Advocates
CalVCB’s eLearning for Advocates is a 2.3 hour-long, self-paced training. This course communicates the role of an advocate in assisting claimants with applying for CalVCB benefits.
Victim Witness Assistance Center Advocates
- If you are a new Victim Witness Assistance Center Advocate requesting access to Cares:
Signed by the Governor
- AB 1639 — Gang Affiliation
- AB 1824 — Golden State Killer
- AB 2226 — Residential Security Expenses: Restitution Orders
- SB 1232 — Application Filing Period (Minors)
How to Apply
CalVCB Online is a secure and private portal that can be easily accessed from a phone, tablet or computer. With CalVCB Online you can:
- Apply for compensation
- Upload and submit documents
- Communicate with CalVCB
Each person seeking assistance must complete a separate application.
Additional forms or verification documents may be required, including when requesting an Emergency Award (EA), relocation assistance, or compensation for income loss.
Make sure that every section of the application is complete. Also, include copies of available crime reports, bills, receipts and supporting documentation with the application.
Forms and Publications
For frequently used forms for advocates, see the CalVCB Forms page.
Victim advocates who have questions about CalVCB or need assistance in handling a crime victim's claim may:
- Email InfoAdvocate@victims.ca.gov
Note: This email address is for victim advocates only. Crime victims who wish to contact CalVCB should use firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call the toll-free Helpline: 1-800-777-9229
Connect with CalVCB
Contact us at email@example.com to sign up to receive our digital publications and connect with us through social media to ensure you receive the latest information regarding victim services and CalVCB.
- CalVCB News & Updates: Executive Officer Julie Nauman shares vital information regarding CalVCB services and operations.
- CalVCB Morning Coffee: A daily media snapshot of victim services, rights, legislation and violent crime in the news.
- CalVCB Connection Blog: Victim service experts share current information.