If you’ve suffered mental and emotional damages due to being the victim of a crime your therapy could be free.

The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) provides financial assistance to victims of crime for mental health and other medical services. Direct victims of crimes who qualify for assistance are eligible for 40 free counseling sessions and their supporters may be eligible for 30 free sessions. Visit the CalVCP website for more information on eligibility requirements and apply here. Local advocates are available to help you with the application at Family Justice Center Sonoma County.

Qualifiers includes victims of:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse
  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Elder Abuse
  • Homicide
  • Robbery
  • Drunk Driving
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Hate Crimes

Compensation may also be awarded to people who suffer a monetary loss due to the death or injury of a victim of crime:

  • Spouses or Domestic Partners
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Legal Guardians
  • Brothers
  • Sisters
  • Grandparents
  • Grandchildren


*Grants cannot be awarded to persons with a felony on record