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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This past weekend, on the Reelz series Autopsy: The Last Hours of Kurt Cobain (via RadarOnline), expert coroner and forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter discussed the medical evidence surrounding the suicide of Cobain nearly 23 years ago.
Shortly before Cobain’s death, “his heroin use increased,” Hunter said. “He was using about $400 worth of heroin every day. And that’s $700 in today’s prices.”
Cobain reportedly turned to heroin during his teens, as a painkiller to help him get over a bad back and bad stomach. But as the years went on, his addiction grew out of control, and towards the end, friends were very worried about him, Hunter claimed.
“This is an enormous amount of heroin to take on a daily basis,”
Read more at: http://www.alternativenation.net/coroner-reveals-much-money-kurt-cobain-spent-heroin/