Crime Victim Compensation Under the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP)

If you or someone close to you were injured or threatened with injury in a violent crime, California’s Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) may help pay certain crime-related expenses.

CalVCP can help pay expenses that result when a violent crime occurs, if there is no other source of reimbursement. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with injury may be eligible for help.

Such crimes include but are not limited to: rape, child abuse, robbery (not burglary), domestic violence, assault, drunk driving, elder abuse, human trafficking, stalking, vehicular manslaughter or if a family member was a homicide victim.

Money will not remove a victim's pain or bring back a loved one, but it may help a victim and their families restart their life.

Losses that may be covered

  • Medical/dental treatment
  • Mental health counseling
  • Relocation
  • Wage/income loss
  • Job training
  • Home/vehicle modifications
  • Funeral/burial expenses
  • Crime scene clean-up

Losses NOT covered

(While these losses are not covered under CalVCP, they may be recoverable through court ordered restitution during the defendant's sentencing or a civil lawsuit).

  • Personal property losses, including cash
  • Pain and suffering