Ventura County District Attorney Continues to Provide Support for Survivors of the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival Concert Shooting

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that as the first anniversary of the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting approaches on October 1, survivors who were present at the concert and their loved ones are encouraged to contact the District Attorney’s Office at (805) 654-3622 regarding services available through the Crime Victims’ Assistance Program. Victim advocates are continuing to provide local assistance to survivors in completing applications and providing other referrals for assistance.

Survivors of mass violence often have lasting effects, such as physical and emotional injuries, and a long and challenging recovery process. Anniversary dates and news coverage of a traumatic incident can be triggering events that may contribute to re-traumatization.

Anyone present at the concert that night may be eligible for assistance. No crime report is needed. The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) may be able to help pay for expenses resulting from the Route 91 Harvest Festival attack, such as counseling co-payments and medical bills. The District Attorney encourages all survivors to apply, even if survivors do not feel they need assistance now.

 

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office is the public prosecutor for the county’s 850,000 residents. The office employs approximately 280 employees including attorneys, investigators, victim advocates, and other professional support staff who strive to seek justice, ensure public safety, and protect the rights of crime victims.

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