Program pays victims of violent crime

7/14/2014

By Amy Renee Leiker

By Amy Renee Leiker

The Wichita Eagle

(MCT) — Victims of violent crimes in Kansas were awarded $207,805.33 Thursday from the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board during its July meeting.

The money was paid in 217 cases, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release. Of those, 112 were new cases and 105 were previously submitted cases that received additional funds.

The program helps victims pay for unforeseen expenses up to $25,000, including medical treatments, counseling services, lost wages and burial costs. Funding comes from assessed court costs and fines, inmate wages, parole fees and restitution collected.

In June, the three-member board awarded $215,929.59 in 215 cases.

For more information about the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Program, call 785-296-2359 or go to www.ag.ks.gov.

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