Money available for victims of violent crime

Violent crime seems to be grabbing headlines across the country, but what you might not know is that the trauma for victims can also be financial.

An underutilized program offers crime victims tens of thousands of dollars, according to Julie Nauman, Executive Officer of the California Victim Compensation Board, or CalVCB.

“No one ever expects to be a victim of crime, but when it happens, we want them to know that we’re here to help,” she said. “Our primary mission is to provide assistance to victims of violent crime.”

Nauman oversees a government program that helps victims recover financially. CalVCB is a joint state and federal program, funded – on

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