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  Victims Compensation Program  
  Victim/Witness Assistance Claims Unit  
  The claims unit operates under a contract with the California Victim and Government Claims Board (www.vcgcb.ca.gov) in Sacramento. The program reimburses eligible crime victims for losses incurred as a result of being injured or threatened with injury during a crime. Typical losses include medical/dental expenses, mental health counseling costs, wage loss, support loss for dependants, and funeral/burial expenses. The funds for this program consist of fines, forfeited bail bonds, penalties, and special assessments paid by federal and state criminal offenders. No taxpayer dollars are used to fund the Victim Compensation Program.

The unit is comprised of two claims specialists and one legal office assistant. During 2011, the claims unit processed 1002 applications for reimbursement and paid out $1,121,414.95 in approved claims.

 


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