Trafficking and Crime Victim Assistance Program (TCVAP)

Who is it for?

TCVAP is a cash assistance program for non-citizen victims of crime who are in need of immediate services, and who are obtaining a legal humanitarian status or assisting in the prosecution of a crime. This includes victims of human trafficking who have not yet been certified by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), victims of domestic violence, and other serious crimes.

How to Apply:

Apply online at To apply in person or to find out more about TCVAP benefits in your county, please call your local County Social Services agency.

Already Getting TCVAP:

If you have questions or problems with your TCVAP benefits, contact your local County Social Services agency or the CDSS TCVAP coordinator at (916) 654-4356, email at

Non-citizen victims of crime and their eligible family members in the TCVAP are eligible for benefits and services to the same extent as refugees.

Additional Services:

TCVAP recipients may also receive additional services through the Enhanced Services for Asylees and Vulnerable Noncitizens (ESAVN) program.  For more information about services available and to see if you’re eligible, please visit the ESAVN webpage.

Have you received your certification letter from ORR?

Victims of human trafficking may be eligible for additional services once they have received a certification letter from ORR.  Visit the Refugee Cash Assistance web page for additional information.

Do you need a service provider to work with?

To contact a local organization who assist victims of crime, contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center for assistance.