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$279,410 awarded in March by Crime victim board


On Friday, victims of violent crimes were awarded almost $280,000 from the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release that during the board’s March meeting, awards totaling $270,410.53 were given to the victims.

Compensation was granted in one hundred and fifteen new cases, and additional funds were paid in one hundred and sixteen cases.

Last month, $296,246 were given to the victims.

To assist the victims of violent crimes pay for unforeseen expenses, the Crime Victims Compensation Board was founded in 1978.

Payments are limited to $25,000 total, with up to $5,000 issued each for funeral expenses and outpatient mental health counseling; $10,000 for inpatient mental health treatment; and $1,500 in grief counseling for homicide victims’ families. The program is funded by court costs and fines, parole fees and restitution paid by convicts and offenders.

News Source: www.Kansas.com

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This practice has been exclusively devoted to all levels of criminal defense from misdemeanor offenses in municipal court to felony matters in the Federal courts of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri. Paul D. Cramm is qualified to provide defense in Capital and Death Penalty cases.

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