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Compensation Program
Financial Assistance for Losses
Under California law (Government Code Sections 13959-13969.3), qualifying victims of crime may receive financial assistance for losses resulting from a crime when these losses cannot be reimbursed by other sources.

The Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board administers California's Crime Victim Compensation Program. For more information, call (209) 385-7385.

Losses
The program may cover the following losses:
  • Medical / dental
  • Mental health counseling
  • Wage / income
  • Financial support
  • Funeral / burial
  • Job retraining

Personal Property Losses
Personal property losses, including cash, are not eligible for reimbursement. The program also cannot reimburse applicants for expenses related to the prosecution of an alleged perpetrator or compensate applicants for pain and suffering.

However, losses not covered by this program may be recoverable either through court-ordered restitution as a part of a convicted perpetrator's criminal sentence or through the enforcement of a judgment obtained in a civil lawsuit against the alleged perpetrator.

Merced County 2222 M Street Merced, CA 9543 Ph. (209) 385-7434 Toll Free (800) 226-6452