Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
Cal OES is the Emergency Management authority for the State of California. Alongside a primary focus on emergency management, the mission of Cal OES includes responsibilities in criminal justice, victim services, homeland security, and public safety communications. CCVAA training programs and technical assistance are funded by Cal OES administered grants.
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPDEV)
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is California’s recognized domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 advocates, organizations and allied groups throughout the state. Through our public policy, communications and capacity-building efforts, we align prevention and intervention strategies to advance social change. We believe that by sharing expertise, advocates and policy-makers can end domestic violence. For nearly 40 years, we have inspired, informed and connected all those concerned with this issue, because together we’re stronger.
California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB)
The California Victim Compensation Board is a state program dedicated to providing reimbursement for many crime-related expenses to eligible victims who suffer physical injury or the threat of physical injury as a direct result of a violent crime. CalVCB funding comes from restitution paid by criminal offenders through fines, orders, penalty assessments and federal funds.
Center for Victim Research (CVR)
The Center for Victim Research (CVR) is a community of victim service providers and researchers collaborating to improve victim service practices through effective use of research and data. It is designed to serve as a one-stop shop for victim service providers and researchers to connect and share knowledge to increase (1) access to victim research and data and (2) the utility of research and data collection to crime victim services nationwide. CVR is a joint effort by three organizations: The Justice Research and Statistics Association; the National Center for Victims of Crime; and the Urban Institute.
National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)
NCVLI is a section 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal education and advocacy organization based at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. NCVLI’s mission is to actively promote balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing. NCVLI can help pair victims with support services in their area and find an attorney who is willing to provide free legal services. NCVLI also provides training and technical assistance (research, writing, and strategic case advice) to attorneys and advocates so that every attorney and advocate can represent victims with the power and resources of a national entity behind them.
National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) works through cross-sector partnerships to make domestic violence a national priority, change the way communities respond to domestic violence, and strengthen efforts against intimate partner violence at the state, national, and international level. Today, NNEDV provides training and assistance to the statewide and territorial coalitions against domestic violence. It also furthers public awareness of domestic violence and changes beliefs that condone intimate partner violence.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
One of six components within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. OVC administers the Crime Victims Fund, which supports a broad array of programs and services that focus on helping victims in the immediate aftermath of crime and continuing to support them as they rebuild their lives. OVC's Training and Technical Assistance Center provides training opportunities for providers and advocates at all levels of victim services. The OVC Resource Center produces and disseminates information resources for key victim services and criminal justice audiences.
Waymakers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates various programs aimed at fostering lasting change and positive impact throughout California’s Orange County. Their programs include youth shelters, gang intervention, family counseling, conflict resolution, and substance abuse education. Waymakers is also a community leader in the area of victim services. Waymakers’ advocates provide a steady hand to victims during criminal justice proceedings and assure that they have a voice in the trial process. Staff and volunteer advocates are able to provide 24/7 response to victims of sexual assault, gang violence, human trafficking, and mass violence. CCVAA partners with Waymakers to provide state-mandated training and technical assistance to victim service professionals across California.
ValorCalifornia is California’s state sexual assault coalition, a program of ValorUS. We advocate on behalf of a strong network of advocates, crisis professionals, volunteers and community partners that make up California’s safety net for survivors of sexual violence. Formerly the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, ValorCalifornia promotes policies and practices that will prevent sexual violence in California, provide support and healing for survivors, and transform institutions and systems across the state.
Victims of Crime Resource Center (VCRC)
The Victims of Crime Resource Center is located on the Pacific McGeorge School of Law campus in Sacramento, California. The Center has operated the State of California’s confidential, toll-free 1-800-VICTIMS line since 1984. McGeorge students, under attorney supervision, provide information and referrals statewide to victims, their families, victim service providers, and victim advocates. Primarily through the hotline, Center staff provide resource and referral information to victims and their families, victim service providers, and other victim advocates. Callers receive information on such matters as victims compensation, victims’ rights in the Justice System, restitution, civil suits, right to speak at sentencing and parole board hearings, as well as information on specific rights of victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and abuse against disabled. The Center is mandated by legislation (California Penal Code Section 13897) and is funded through the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).