Candelight vigil tonight in Bishop; officials offer assistance

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Loss of life and candlelight vigil

With all the tragic events in the world, we would like to take the time and remember those who have been taken from us this past year.

This will also be a time to reflect upon those who are recovering from the events of the Vegas shooting and hurricane victims.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 6:30-7:30 pm.

Front of the park by Gazebo.

Feel free to bring non-flammable candles or cell phone for light.

Inyo County District Attorney

California Victim of Crime Benefits May be Available for Victims of Las Vegas Route 91 Festival  Shooting

The Inyo County District Attorney’s Victim Witness office has learned that the State of California Office of Emergency Services/Victims of Crime program is working with their counterparts in the State of Nevada to simplify the award of victims of crime benefits to California residents and their families who were victimized in the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday evening.  The exact process is still being developed, but the process is moving quickly.  The combined application process will allow victims to access benefits from both the State of Nevada and the State of California.

The California Victims of Crime program, which is administered locally by the District Attorney’s office, provides a range of financial assistance to individuals who are the victims of violent crimes, regardless of whether or not a case can be prosecuted in court.  Funding is derived primarily from fees and assessments paid by convicted defendants in criminal cases.

Any Inyo County residents who may have been injured in the Las Vegas shooting, or their families, are urged to contact the Inyo County Victim Witness Coordinator, Ms. Dianna Dominguez, at (760) 878-0282 or (760) 873-6669 as soon as possible.  Residents from other California counties who may have a claim should contact the District Attorney’s office in their county of residence.

Community Coping in the Wake of the Violence in Las Vegas

Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Mammoth Lakes Police Department understands that many in the community could use assistance coping in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

raumatic events can impact people who were not directly involved, but who may have
known a victim or seen coverage of the event.

The Town of Mammoth Lakes and the Mammoth Lakes Police Department will be providing the services of a licensed therapist in a group setting to offer members of the community coping techniques and strategies. There will also be the opportunity for discussion and for questions.

This event is open to any member of our community.

Please RSVP to hdegoey@townofmammothlakes.ca.gov.

In order to accommodate everyone, the location may be moved depending on response.

Mono County District Attorney

With our deepest sympathy the Mono County District Attorney’s Office releases this information in the aftermath of the tragedy in Las Vegas.

California victims, survivors, and immediate family of the Route 91 Harvest Festival Mass Shooting are eligible for state help. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in collaboration with the California Victim Compensation Board (Cal VCB) is offering assistance to California residents that were impacted by the Mass Shooting including assistance for mental health treatment, medical expenses, funeral, burial, and more.

Anyone seeking assistance may come to the Mono County District Attorney’s Office or call our office at 760-924-1710 for information or help with this application.

 

 

 

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