TO Assistance Center Opening to Provide Resources to Victims of Borderline Shooting Tragedy and Their Loved Ones

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced the opening of the Thousand Oaks Assistance Center for victims of the Borderline Shooting tragedy and their loved ones.  With the support of Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the California Victim Compensation Program, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, direct services will be available at 625 West Hillcrest Avenue, in Thousand Oaks beginning Friday, November 9, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The District Attorney’s team of victim advocates and colleagues from across central and southern California will be onsite to provide assistance with the Victims of Crime Compensation Claim Application.  These advocates are specially trained, trauma-informed, compassionate, and are available to provide practical assistance as well as emotional support to victims in need including local therapy referrals, coordination with family members, connecting victims to service providers, the return of property left at the scene, and other services.

For additional information, victims and their loved ones may call the Thousand Oaks Assistance Center at (805) 214-2503 or the District Attorney’s Crime Victims’ Assistance Program at (805) 654-3622.

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office is the public prosecutor for the county’s 850,000 residents. The office employs approximately 280 employees including attorneys, investigators, victim advocates, and other professional support staff who strive to seek justice, ensure public safety, and protect the rights of crime victims.

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