State Cuts To Eliminate Small Victim’s Compensation Unit

State cuts are leading to a the elimination of a small victim’s compensation unit within the Sonoma County District Attorney’s office.

According to the Press Democrat, the move by the state to pull funding from the $175,000 program will eliminate three positions in the office in favor of a state run process. Since the units’ inception in 1986, over $15 million have been collected for victims while contracting with the California Victim Compensation Board. Funding for the office will expire at the end of the year and the District Attorney’s office is currently looking to hold on to the three affected by using them in another way.