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 infoadvocate@victims.ca.gov.

Upcoming Webinars

Previous Webinars

For a recording or transcript of a recorded webinar, or the presentation slides, please email infoadvocate@victims.ca.gov.

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

Legislative Updates

Eligibility

How to Apply

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.

CalVCB has several informative brochures for victims. To order free printed copies of these materials, send us a Materials Request Form.

Contact

Victim advocates who have questions about CalVCB or need assistance in handling a crime victim's claim may:

Connect with CalVCB

Contact us at publicaffairs@victims.ca.gov 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.