Victim Rights Advocacy Project (VRAP)
The California Victims’ Bill of Rights Act (CVRA) was written in a way that left much to interpretation, resulting in confusion about when the rights afforded to victims were actually allowable for victims. The Santa Clara County Victim Rights Advocacy Project (VRAP) was formed to ensure consistent interpretation and application of victim rights, for survivors of intimate partner abuse, human trafficking, and sexual assault, across governmental and community-based organizations in Santa Clara County. Additionally, VRAP aims to identify opportunities to increase gender-based violence survivors’ access to culturally responsive victim services, legal representation, civil and criminal court systems, and social service benefits.
In partnership with Community Solutions, Maitri, Evident Change, and the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking, VRAP has identified gaps from the perspective of survivors and advocates and are developing overarching recommendations.
Click the image below view the full VRAP report with final recommendations.