California Victim Compensation Program
For more information, watch the 15-minute CalVCB overview course.
This application can be completed online and printed
Information about Victim Compensation Program Records
SUBPOENAS FOR VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAM RECORDS
The District Attorney’s Office is not the Custodian of Records for any records or materials that are part of a victim compensation claim. All subpoenas for any and all California Victim Compensation Program records must be personally served on the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, Attn: Legal Office at 400 “R” Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95811.
What is Victim Compensation?
What do we do?
How is Cal VCB funded?
- CalVCB is funded by restitution fines, penalty assessments and the Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
- CalVCB is not funded by taxpayer dollars
Who is Eligible?
- Victims who suffer death, physical injury or threat of physical injury and, in some cases, emotional injury resulting from a violent crime
- Victims of crimes that occur in California
- California residents who become victims while in another state or country
- Minor Witnesses
Expenses Cal VCB Can Reimburse
- Crime scene clean up (up to $1,000)
- Funeral and burial (up to $7,500)
- Home or vehicle modification
- Income loss
- Loss of support for dependents
- Medical equipment
- Mental health
- Relocation (up to $2,000)
- Crime documentation
- Apply within three years of the crime
- Cooperation with CalVCB
- Cooperation with law enforcement