Legislative End of Session Report

CVU fights for victims of crime and encourages legislators to protect the rights of these victims.  Here is the listing of bills currently in the California Assembly and Senate’s End of Session report.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

If you think there’s no way you’re in an abusive relationship, we strongly encourage you to review this checklist. You might be surprised to discover some unacceptable behavior that’s been going on. Sometimes, abuse can

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CVUC President Nina Salarno Besselman Speaks Out On Al Capone Auction On CBS Mornings

Tune in to CBS mornings for crime victims’ response to the Capone family’s decision to auction off the belongings of one of the world’s most violent and notorious gangsters.

“Profiting from the notoriety and wealth of a ruthless mobster is an afront to his victims, their surviving family members, and the criminal justice system itself,” said Salarno Besselman.

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We miss you Catina

We lost you on September 3, 1979 – beloved daughter of Harriet and Mike Salarno, cherished sister to Regina and Nina, and gracious friend to many. Your memory reminds us to never stop fighting for

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All American Rib Cookoff

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 winners  below! Join us for the 2022 All American Rib Cookoff on August 27, 2022.  Visit AllAmericanRibCookoff.com for more information.  

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All American Rib Cookoff

Join us at the 4th Annual All American Rib Cookoff Saturday , August 28th, from 11AM to 5PM. The event will feature over 25 competing teams vying for the bragging rights, title and trophy of

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Support $4 million to the SAES Grant Program

    The Honorable Gavin Newsom Governor, State of California State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814  RE: Support – $4 million to the Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Grant Program Dear Governor Newsom,  We, the undersigned organizations, urge you

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AB 1281 (Rubio) – Support

  CRIME VICTIMS UNITEDThe Voice for Victims and Public Safety June 15, 2021 The Honorable Steven BradfordSenate Public Safety Committee, Chair1020 N Street, Room 2031Sacramento, California 95814 RE: Assembly Bill 1281 (Rubio) — Support Dear

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SB 519 (Wieber) – Oppose

  CRIME VICTIMS UNITEDThe Voice for Victims and Public Safety June 14, 2021 The Honorable Jim Wood, ChairmanAssembly Health CommitteeCalifornia State AssemblyState CapitolSacramento, CA 95814 RE: Senate Bill 519 (Wieber) – Opposition Dear Chairman Wood,

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SB 481 (Durazo) – Oppose

  CRIME VICTIMS UNITEDThe Voice for Victims and Public Safety May 27, 2021 The Honorable Maria DurazoCalifornia State SenateState Capitol, Room 2032Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: Senate Bill 481 (Durazo) – Opposition Dear Senator Durazo: Crime

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AB 812 (Garcia, Cristina) – Support

  CRIME VICTIMS UNITEDThe Voice for Victims and Public Safety May 18, 2021 Assemblywoman Cristina GarciaState Capitol, Room 2013Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: ASSEMBLY BILL 812 (GARCIA, Cristina) – SUPPORT Dear Assemblywoman Garcia: On behalf of Crime

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