Oct 1, 2012 1:47 PM by Greg Boyce

Relief fund expert to meet with victims of Aurora shooting next week

The special master for the Aurora Victim Relief Fund will meet with victims and their families on Oct. 11 and 12 in Aurora.

Ken Feinberg will use the meetings next week to gather input about the appropriate protocols to disperse funds to victims and their families. He will also consider the large amount of feedback already collected from three victim meetings and a victim survey conducted by the 7/20 Recovery Committee.

Victims and their families have been invited to attend one of two group meetings with Feinberg at the Aurora Public Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway in Aurora. The first meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11; the second meeting will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Both meetings will be open to the public.

If they choose to do so, victims and their families will be able to request a private, one-on-one meeting with Feinberg between Nov. 1 and Nov. 9. Those meetings will not be open to the public.

Feinberg will make final payment determinations and money will be dispersed as soon as possible after Nov. 15. An independent audit of the fund will commence immediately after the final distribution.

Feinberg agreed to serve as special master of the Aurora Victim Relief Fund at the request of Gov. John Hickenlooper, Community First Foundation and the 7/20 Recovery Committee. He is a nationally-recognized expert in handling relief funds created after other various tragedies and disasters and is best known for serving as the Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001.




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