228 Violent Crime Victims From Kansas To Receive Support
Topeka, KS – In the November meeting, 228 victims of violent crimes were given financial help by the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board.
A total amount of $267,429.90 was given to the victims and from all the cases, 108 were new and 120 cases were previously submitted.
The Crime Victims Compensation program is administered by the Division of Crime Victims Compensation in the Kansas Attorney General Schmidt’s office, which was made in 1978 to assist victims of violent crimes to pay for their unexpected expenses like medical treatment, mental health counseling, lost wages, dependent support and funeral expenses.
The claims that are eligible for payment and the cases in which people should be given help are determined by the state’s three-member Crime Victims Compensation Board which also decides how much amount should be provided to each claimant.
The maximum limit given to a claimant is $25,000 with limitations of $5,000 for funeral expense, $5,000 for outpatient mental health counseling, $10,000 for inpatient mental health treatment and $1,500 for grief counseling for family survivors of homicide victims.
The funds are provided for the program from the portion of assessed court costs and fines, inmate wages, parole fees and restitution paid by convicted offenders.
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