CVU News

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:08pm
We attended a convention last week with the intent to educate people on the dangers of Proposition 47, the so called “Safe” Neighborhoods and Schools Act. This is one of the most dangerous propositions to be on the California ballot.  Just one of the dangers of Proposition 47 is that it will... read more
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:41pm
Nina Salarno Ashford, Executive Board Member and attorney for America's leading crime victim organization -- Crime Victims United of California -- traveled to Sacramento Monday afternoon to record a radio commercial urging voters to vote No on Proposition 47. "We do not need to be letting more... read more
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:00am
An analysis conducted by the California District Attorneys Association has found that while Proposition 47 claims to reduce criminal behavior, it excludes several violent and serious crimes that would be viewed as "non-serious" should Proposition 47 pass this November. The list of these crimes... read more
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:48am
Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:40pm
The 25th Annual Michael Salarno Memorial Classic Cup will be taking place on Friday, Oct. 3 at Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln Calif. Each Fall, the Crime Victims United Charitable Foundation hosts a golf tournament in Northern California to raise funds for its programs for victims of violent... read more
Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:52am
(Auburn, CA) Don't let the name fool you, there is nothing "safe" about Proposition 47 "Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act." In truth, Prop 47 is a dangerous and radical package of ill-conceived policies wrapped in a poorly drafted initiative that will endanger Californians. State law enforcement... read more
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 5:43am
Michael Salarno helped bring sweeping change to America’s criminal justice system (Auburn, CA) – Crime Victims United co-Founder and longtime community leader Michael Salarno passed away this morning at his Auburn, California home. He was 82. Michael Salvatore Salarno, Jr. was born and raised in... read more
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:52am
(Sacramento, CA) – Yesterday, Crime Victims United President Nina Salarno-Ashford delivered the following statement at Governor Brown’s news conference where the Governor announced his plan to expand prison capacity and avoid additional early inmate releases.  CVU worked closely with the Governor... read more
Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:33am
By Paige St. John, LA Times A panel of federal judges on Thursday ordered Gov. Jerry Brown to immediately begin releasing inmates from the state's crowded prisons. In a 52-page order signed by U.S. District Judges Stephen Reinhardt, Lawrence Karlton and Thelton Henderson, the court ordered Brown... read more
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:55am
Re "Brown needs to convene prison settlement talks" (Editorials, May 8): Your editorial urged Gov. Jerry Brown to get everybody to the table• to solve prison overcrowding. But your "everybody"• failed to include victims. Considering that the state remedy, AB 109, resulted in jail overcrowding that... read more