Advocating for Trauma Recovery Centers:
We’ve also continued our advocacy of trauma recovery centers throughout the country. In 2013, our Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice Network helped win legislation to establish first Victims Compensation Program Trauma Recovery Grant Program in California. In 2014, we won a permanent budget allocation of $2 million for trauma recovery programs. There are now eleven trauma recovery centers across the state of California. In 2017, we worked with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and Victims of Crime Act Administrator’s Office to develop five Trauma Recovery Centers in the state of Ohio and helped passed legislation in Illinois to pilot three trauma recovery services in the state. We are actively working with additional states to establish trauma recovery centers.