TOPEKA – (January 19, 2018) – The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board yesterday awarded financial assistance to 316 victims of violent crime at its January meeting, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Awards were made in 149 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 167 previously submitted cases. The awards totaled $216,657.25. The Division of Crime Victims Compensation in Schmidt’s office administers the Crime Victims Compensation program, which was established in 1978 to help victims of violent crime pay for their unexpected expenses such as medical treatment, mental health counseling, lost wages, dependent support and funeral expenses. The state’s three-member Crime Victims Compensation Board determines claims that are eligible...
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AG Derek Schmidt: 316 crime victims to receive support