State offers free help for Clackamas witnesses

State offers free help for Clackamas witnesses

Credit: Mike Benner

State offers free help for Clackamas witnesses

Print
Email
|

by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

kgw.com

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:27 AM

PORTLAND -- The Oregon Dept. of Justice is offering emergency financial aid to help witnesses of the deadly Clackamas Town Center shooting pay for counseling, according to the attorney general's office.

Anyone who was at the mall during the Tuesday shooting rampage is eligible for reimbursement of up to ten counseling sessions, said Jeff Manning, spokesman for Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

Click here for an application (PDF)

“It’s hard to imagine the trauma and terror of witnessing a masked gunman indiscriminately firing an automatic weapon through a mall full of holiday shoppers,” Rosenblum said. “Our Crime Victims Services Division is well positioned to get people the help they may need.”

The state of Oregon will contact people who fill out the assistance form. Compensation generally covers the cost of counseling not covered by insurance or employers.

If you have any more questions, click here to email the CVSD

Related: Trauma specialist offers advice after shooting

Print
Email
|