CalVCB Thousand Oaks Shooting Information Page
If you or a family member were impacted by the tragic shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, you may be eligible for assistance through the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB). Contact CalVCB toll-free at 800-777-9229, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Family Resource Center has been set up in Thousand Oaks. For more information regarding victims and resources, please call their hotline at 805-465-6650.
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 to CalVCB within three years of the crime.
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)
Call the CalVCB customer service line at 1-800-777-9229 or email email@example.com.
Find local victim advocates for in-person assistance with compensation applications and other assistance.
Mental Health Treatment
Many victims of mass violence 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.
Find your local Victim Witness Assistance Center on our Local Help page.
Find a mental health professional you can work with on Find a Therapist.
Learn about common reactions after trauma.
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
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 a reimbursement source.
Civil Suit Information
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.
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 Thousand Oaks shooting.