FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 29, 2023
SACRAMENTO— October 1 marks six years since the deadly Route 91 Harvest Festival attack in Las Vegas, which killed and injured dozens of Californians. Victims who resided in California at the time of the attack have one more year to apply for financial assistance through the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB).
Of the nearly 24,000 festival attendees, approximately 65 percent were from California.
“We encourage everyone who was a victim to apply for compensation before the Oct. 1, 2024, deadline,” said CalVCB Executive Officer Lynda Gledhill. “Compensation is a lifelong benefit, so even if a victim doesn’t need the financial support now, they may in the future. CalVCB wants to ensure those affected by the deadly shooting can access the help they need.”
To date, 3,481 victims have received nearly $6.4 million in compensation from CalVCB. The biggest payment category is income and support loss ($3.5 million), followed by mental health treatment ($1.9 million), and medical compensation ($736,000).
At the time of the Harvest Festival attack, the deadline to apply for compensation was three years from the date of the crime. However, as of January 1, 2020, victims of all violent crimes now have seven years from the date of the crime to file. Minors have seven years after the direct victim turns 18 to apply. The timeline extension now gives Route 91 Harvest Festival victims until October 1, 2024, to apply for CalVCB compensation.
Victims can apply and learn more about services available to them on our website.
CalVCB continues to partner with Give An Hour to help support victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.