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Compensation Program

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Victim Compensation Program

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The California Victim Compensation Program (VCP) can assist crime victims and their loved ones with expenses that result from certain violent crimes.

If you have been injured or threatened with injury, or if someone in your family has been a victim, you may be eligible for financial help.

The VCP can assist victims when the crime occurs in California and can also help California residents who are victimized outside the state and/or country.


 Among expenses that may be reimbursed:

Medical and Dental
Mental Health services
Relocation assistance
Income and Support Loss
Funeral and Burial costs
Home Security Upgrades
Crime Scene Clean Up
Home or Vehicle modifications
Job retraining
Medical/Dental Devices

The program requires the crime must have been reported to an approved law enforcement agency.
The program requires cooperation with law enforcement and VCP program staff.
The victim cannot have participated in or been involved in the commission of the crime.

Please contact our office if you would like further information or would like to apply for victim compensation assistance. Additional information regarding the Program and Benefits is available at

Restitution Information


Victim Impact Statement Writing Guide

If you were the victim of a violent crime and the accused was sent to prison the sentencing court may have ordered the defendant to pay you restitution. There are millions of dollars awaiting distribution to victims whose whereabouts are unknown. If you believe that you are a victim owed restitution, please contact the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via the link and contact information here.

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