CalVCB Las Vegas Attack Information Page
The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) can help Californians pay bills and expenses resulting from violent crime. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with injury may be eligible for help.
If you are not a California resident, please see the State of Nevada Victims of Crime Program. The deadline to apply with Nevada for assistance is October 1, 2018.
If you or a family member are a California resident and were at the Route 91 Harvest Festival attack on Sunday, October 1, we may be able to help you.
Apply With CalVCB
Even if you have not incurred any crime-related expenses, such as medical bills, counseling treatments or suffered income loss, you can apply with CalVCB. By having an application on file, if you ever require financial assistance for any crime-related expenses we can quickly help. Applications, once filed, remain good for life. Applications must be submitted within three years of the crime with CalVCB.
Download an Application and mail or fax it into CalVCB.
California Victim Compensation Board
P.O. Box 3036
Sacramento, CA 95812-3036
Fax: (833) CALVCB-0 (225-8220)
Mental Health Treatment
Many CalVCB Las Vegas applicants have requested assistance with mental health treatment and counseling. While CalVCB does not maintain a list of providers, there are many resources available online or through your local victim witness assistance center.
OVC’s Victim Connect
VictimConnect is an OVC-funded service that offers confidential assistance to victims of crime. Trained specialists are available to help you locate services in your area, including mental health counseling, legal services, and more. VictimConnect employs both English and Spanish-speaking victim assistance specialists. VictimConnect staff can provide services through an interpreter in more than 200 languages, and to hearing- and speech-impaired individuals.
Phone: 855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846), 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
Chat: http://victimconnect.org/get-help/victimconnect-chat, 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET
Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This service is available to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via:
Phone: 800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press 2)
SMS: text 'TalkWithUs', or for Spanish, text 'Hablanos', to 66746
Civil Suit Information
CalVCB is, by law, the payor of last resort; that means that we usually pay after sources such as health insurance have been used. For example, you may have health insurance coverage for medical or mental health treatment.
CalVCB will not consider funds from charitable contributions as reimbursement source. That includes the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.
Recovery from a civil suit, worker’s compensation, the perpetrator’s estate, or an insurance claim filed related to the attack will be considered for eventual reimbursement to CalVCB. It is important for you to let us know if you have received any such settlements, if you have filed a civil suit or insurance claim, or if you plan to file a civil suit or an insurance claim.
If you have filed with CalVCB and have filed such a suit or claim, please let us know by requesting a form by emailing Route91HarvestFestival@victims.ca.gov.
Frequently Asked Questions
For any questions, you can call or email CalVCB and our customer service team will assist you (see contact information above). We also have answers to some of the basic questions we’ve received in the aftermath of the shooting. Visit our frequently asked questions page for victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival Attack.
Las Vegas Resiliency Center
The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center serves as a resource and referral center for residents, visitors and responders affected by the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. The Center is staffed by knowledgeable and caring professionals to help people access resources to help them build strength and resiliency in the aftermath of this incident.
Services are available, including victim advocacy and support, case management, counseling and spiritual care referrals, technical assistance with applying for online services including FBI Victim Assistance services and more. The Resiliency Center now provides access to pro bono in-house legal assistance and financial advisors.
The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is located at:
Lied Ambulatory Care Center
1524 Pinto Lane
Las Vegas, NV
Near Martin Luther King Boulevard
(833) 299-AIDE (2433)
- The National Organization for Victim Assistance is offering free educational crisis response webinars for anyone impacted by this act of mass violence.
- The FBI is compiling a list of everyone who was at the festival during the attack. If you were there, please add your name to the FBI's list.
- Get back your lost property, help the investigation and find more resources for victims through the FBI's page on the Las Vegas attack.
Si usted o un familiar estuvieron presentes durante el ataque que ocurrió en el festival de música Route 91 Harvest Festival el domingo, Octubre 1, es posible que podamos ayudarle a pagar gastos como facturas médicas, gastos de funeral, tratamiento para la salud mental, o pérdidas de ingresos.
Usted puede solicitar ayuda aunque no haya sido lesionado en el ataque.
Si usted prefiere completar la solicitud en español, use esta versión.