$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