The CVA works to improve and increase the rights and services for victims of violent crime. The CVA holds those who have been entrusted to protect the public’s safety accountable for their actions and supports those who have a proven record of supporting victims’ rights, services and improving the public’s safety.
You can support CVA by volunteering or becoming and Associate of CVA.
As an Associate of CVA you will help to keep our organization operating. Not only will you become part of one of the most influential victim rights advocacy organizations in the state of California, but you will be help CVA to continue to provide information vital to protecting victim rights and public safety in California.
CVA is a completely volunteer organization. As an Associate your annual Associate dues help to cover the costs of running CVA
- Producing newsletters, Action Alerts and Information Alerts
- Legislative advocacy (monitoring bills, advocating with representatives, providing testimony at legislative hearings, writing letters and tracking legislation)
Public policy and systems change advocacy (including advocacy with the Victim Compensation Board, Board of Parole Hearings, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Governor’s office)
- Board of Parole Hearings oversight (monitoring grant rates and statistical record keeping, speaking at monthly meetings representing victims, providing information on the lifer parole hearing process to victims and other interested individuals, monitoring parole hearings, and participating in the Commissioner confirmation process)