FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2022
Contact: Heather Jones
SACRAMENTO—In the four years since the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting claimed 12 lives and physically and mentally injured dozens of others, the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) has paid more than a quarter million dollars to victims and their families.
At the time of the shooting in Thousand Oaks on Nov. 7, 2018, victims had three years to apply for compensation through CalVCB. In January 2020, that changed as a result of Senate Bill 375, and the deadline was extended from three to seven years. The victims of the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting, and the families of those who were injured and killed, now have until Nov. 7, 2025, to apply.
“Nearly 300 Borderline Bar and Grill shooting victims and family members have received compensation through CalVCB to help them receive mental health treatment, cover income loss, and pay for funeral and burial expenses for those who lost their lives,” said CalVCB Executive Officer Lynda Gledhill. “We want victims to know there is still time to apply and receive the compensation they need.”
CalVCB has provided $255,120.32 to 289 of the shooting’s victims and their family members. The compensation has included $100,954.75 for mental health treatment, $79,877.01 for funeral and burial expenses, $60,648.01 for income and support loss, $11,648.61 for medical treatment, and $1,991.94 for residential security.
Survivors, families, first responders and community members will gather in the Borderline Healing Garden in Thousand Oaks this evening to mark the anniversary.
“Survivors of mass violence often have lasting effects, such as physical and emotional injuries, and a long and challenging recovery process,” said District Attorney Erik Nasarenko. “In honor of the four-year observance, we ask you to join us in sharing available resources and ensuring those impacted by the Borderline Bar and Grill tragedy will never be forgotten.”
Victims who want to apply can receive help from the Ventura County Victim Witness Assistance Center, located within the District Attorney’s Office, or get more information and apply online at victims.ca.gov.
The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) provides reimbursement for crime-related expenses to victims who suffer physical injury or the threat of physical injury as a result of violent crime. CalVCB helps crime victims and their families cover unforeseen expenses such as medical bills, mental health treatment, funeral and burial expenses, income loss and more. To learn more about CalVCB, visit victims.ca.gov.