FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2024
Contact: Public Affairs
SACRAMENTO — January 23 marks one year since the deadly workplace shooting in Half Moon Bay, which killed seven people and critically injured another. Multiple people witnessed the attack.
In the year since, 44 victims have received financial compensation through the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB). Victims may receive up to $70,000 to assist with medical bills, mental health treatment, and funeral and burial expenses.
“The family members of victims who died, and survivors who witnessed the shooting may qualify for financial assistance,” said CalVCB Executive Officer Lynda Gledhill. “Several victims have expressed concern about paying bills, and we want the community to know that we are here to help.”
Victims may apply to CalVCB on their own or may visit a Victim Witness Assistance Center located in many District Attorney’s offices, including San Mateo County. The application is available in multiple languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, and English. United States citizenship is not required to apply for financial help.
Victims have seven years from the date of the crime to apply for CalVCB benefits. Once approved, compensation is a lifelong benefit The deadline for Half Moon Bay shooting victims is January 23, 2030.
Victims can apply and learn more about services available to them on our website.
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.