FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2024
Contact: Public Affairs
SACRAMENTO — January 21 marks one year since the deadly mass shooting in Monterey Park, which killed 11 people, injured nine others, and was witnessed by dozens of partygoers.
In the year since, 70 victims have been approved for financial compensation through the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB), for expenses including income loss and residential security.
“Those affected by the Monterey Park shooting can receive compensation to help with bills they incurred as a result of the shooting,” said CalVCB Executive Officer Lynda Gledhill. “CalVCB does not share your information and we encourage anyone who needs help to submit an application. Compensation is a lifelong benefit, and even if a victim doesn’t need the financial support now, they may in the future.”
Victims may apply to CalVCB on their own or may visit a Victim Witness Assistance Center located in many District Attorney’s offices, including Los Angeles County. The application is available in multiple languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. Victims may receive up to $70,000 to assist with medical bills, mental health treatment, and other expenses. United States citizenship is not required to apply for financial help.
Victims can also connect with the Monterey Park Hope Resiliency Center to learn about available resources including victim compensation. Services offered include support groups, counseling, resource assistance, journaling sessions, and more. The Resiliency Center is at the Sierra Vista Park Community Center, 311 N Rural Drive in Monterey Park. You can learn more by contacting email@example.com or calling 626-609-3399.
Victims have seven years from the date of the crime to apply for CalVCB benefits. The deadline for Monterey Park shooting victims is January 21, 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.