Therapy Horse – CVUCF has a therapy horse named “Cash” who was trained to be an emotional support animal for victims’ families. He works great with all ages and gives a different kind of support than a human can.
Teddy Bear Rooms – CVUCF has been creating teddy bear rooms in District Attorneys’ offices and Child Protective Services’ offices throughout California. These teddy bear rooms give young victims and children of victims a safe haven during the long and often painful criminal justice process.
Change of Venue – CVUCF is the only group to offer financial assistance to victims’ families who, due to a change of venue, must travel to other parts of the state to attend criminal proceedings for a murdered loved one. To apply for financial assistance with change of venue, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships – CVUCF provides annual scholarships to victims of crime. The Catina Rose Salarno Memorial Scholarship assists young victims or victims’ children in fulfilling their educational goals. The Michael Salarno Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a middle school student to help with high school supply needs.
Victims to Victory – CVUCF has an innovative project in the works. Once the program in the place CVUCF will help crime victims re-enter society. With so much emphasis given to preparing criminals for society, the victim is often ignored. CVUCF partners with local donors and volunteers to help victims write their resume, build their wardrobe and learn new skills to move beyond their victims’ status and launch and new future.