Nancy Skinner Introduces Bill to Expand Assistance to Crime Survivors, Those Falsely Accused

March 12, 2022

 Legislation introduced here at the Capitol this week by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley would enable crime survivors to receive the financial help needed to recover—and would also help people found innocent pay for legal assistance.

“While some crime victims in California get much-needed assistance, there are far too many survivors that have either been denied or are unaware of the financial help, counseling, and healing services the state has to offer,” said Sen. Skinner.

She said SB 993 is aimed at improving and expanding services for crime victims in California by expanding eligibility and increasing financial resources available from the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB).

 

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