Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton was recently selected by Gov. Gavin Newsom to serve on the California Victim Compensation Board as the sole public member of the three-person board. The California Victim Compensation Board — CalVCB — is a state program dedicated to providing reimbursement for many crime-related expenses to eligible victims who suffer physical injury or the threat of physical injury as a direct result of a violent crime.
Becton, 69, of El Sobrante, served as a Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge for 22 years, including one term as the presiding judge. She was appointed district attorney in 2017, then retained her seat by winning the 2018 election.
Becton earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law. "I am proud to join the Victim Compensation Board to ensure victims of crime and their families are compensated and protected," Becton said. Castlemont salutes Knight Diana Becton.