TOPEKA – (June 14, 2018) – The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board today awarded financial assistance to 356 victims of violent crime at its June meeting, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Awards were made in 149 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 207 previously submitted cases. The awards totaled $414,934.62. 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 for payment and...
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AG Derek Schmidt: 356 crime victims to receive support