Pima County Attorney Press Release: Tucson Tragedy Victim Fund

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The Pima County Bar Association has a link at the top of its Welcome page to a press release from the Pima County Attorney about the Tucson Tragedy Victim Fund. Donations_Tucson_Tragedy_Victim_Fund.pdf:

A local nonprofit victim services organization, Homicide Survivors, lnc., has set up a fund to help the victims, witnesses, and their families. The Tucson Tragedy Victim Fund will be earmarked specifically to help victims, witnesses, and families of the January 8, 2011 mass shooting. The funds will be available to help cover expenses not covered by other sources, such as medical costs, mental health expenses, loss of wages, and funeral expenses. In addition, the funds will be available to help cover other expenses, such as property loss and damage. For relatives of victims who live outside Tucson, the Fund can assist with travel, food, and lodging expenses associated with attending hearings and trials. If you are interested in making a tax deductible donation, please send a check or money order to:
Tucson Tragedy Victim Fund
c/o Homicide Survivors, Inc.
32 N. Stone Ave., Ste. 1408
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 740-5729
Also, many of the victims may be eligible for funds from the Pima County Crime Victim Compensation Fund, which is administered by the Pima County Attorney's Office. This Fund is comprised solely of fines and fees paid by defendants in the criminal justice system. It can assist victims in paying for medical costs, counseling expenses, loss of wages, and funeral expenses. This Crime Victim Compensation Fund is a fund of last resort after other sources of payment, such as insurance, have been exhausted. Any victim or witness may be eligible for crime victim compensation. To get an application or for more information, please contact us at 520-740-5525 or visit www.pcao.pima.gov.
 
For more information please contact:
Kent Burbank, Director
Pima County Attorney's Office Victim Services Division
(520) 740-5525

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