Imperial County District Attorney Announces Support for victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert shooting
EL CENTRO — El Centro victim advocates from Imperial County are working with the California Victims Compensation Board (CalVCB) to provide services to the Imperial County residents who attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival Concert, according to a news release.
“Many members of our community attended the concert and have been deeply affected by the deadliest mass shooting in United States history,” said District Attorney Gilbert G. Otero in the release.
The District Attorney’s Victim Witness Assistance Unit has been deployed locally to work with victims after the tragedy by providing assistance with the application process through CalVCB. Anyone who was present at the concert that night is eligible for assistance and no crime report is needed.
“Certain physical or psychological injuries may manifest later, and we urge everyone who attended the concert to contact our office where our advocates are prepared to provide assistance” Otero stated.
CalIVCB may be able to help pay for medical bills, mental health treatment or lost wages. Individuals may apply for assistance whether or not they were injured in the attack, the release said.
Otero also said even if a local victim does not have expenses today, they should apply for CalVCB assistance in case they incur expenses in the future.
The imperial County Victim Witness Assistance Program is located at 940 West Main Street, Suite 102 in El Centro and can be reached by telephone at (442) 265-1175