(a) (1) The Office of Emergency Services shall develop and make available a “notification of eligibility” card for victims and derivative victims of crimes as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 13960 of the Government Code that includes, but is not limited to, the following information:“If you have been the victim of a crime that meets the required definition, you or others may be eligible to receive payment from the California State Restitution Fund for losses directly resulting from the crime. To learn about eligibility and receive an application to receive payments, call the Victims of Crime Program at (800) 777-9229 or call your local county Victim Witness Assistance Center.”
(2) At a minimum, the Office of Emergency Services shall develop a template available for downloading on its Internet Web site the information requested in subdivision (b).
(b) In a case involving a crime as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 13960 of the Government Code, the law enforcement officer with primary responsibility for investigating the crime committed against the victim and the district attorney may provide the “notification of eligibility” card to the victim and derivative victim of a crime.
(c) The terms “victim” and “derivative victim” shall be given the same meaning given those terms in Section 13960 of the Government Code.
(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 416. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018