- Child abuse
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual assault
- Drunk driving
- Generally, they must report the crime to the police, sheriff, child protective services, or some other law enforcement agency.
- In most cases, they must apply to CalVCP within a year of the time the crime happened. If applying after one year, they can inform CalVCP in writing why the application is late, and an extension of the time limit may be granted for certain reasons. In most cases, if the victim was under 18 when the crime happened, they have until the victim's 19th birthday to apply. If the specified crime involves sex with a minor, claims may be filed any time prior to the victim’s 28th birthday.
- Applicants/victims must cooperate with law enforcement during the investigation and prosecution of the crime. Also, a victim cannot have participated in or been involved in committing the crime.
- Applicants/victims must cooperate with CalVCP by providing the information needed to review the application.
Child Witnesses to Violent Crime: Minors who suffer emotional injuries from witnessing a violent crime may be eligible for up to $5,000 in mental health counseling through CalVCP. A law that went into effect in 2009 allows the minor witness to be eligible for assistance even if he or she is unrelated to the crime victim. To qualify, the minor witness must have been in close proximity to the crime.
Providing mental health and counseling services to the victims of crime who have been experiencing PTSD, Depression, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Night terrors, and other psychological distress and mental health symptoms resulting from being the victim of the crime.
You do not pay out of pocket if approved by the CalVCP.
Please call: 949-350-5780