Attorney General To Grant Financial Assistance To 189 Kansas Crime Victims
189 victims of violent crimes have been awarded financial assistance by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.
The assistance was provided as part of the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Program.
According to a news release, a total of 102 awards were made in new cases at the compensation board’s meeting and additional expenses were paid in 87 previously submitted cases.
The total amount of awards was $202,085.53.
According to the release, the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board was established in 1978 in an effort to help victims of violent crimes pay for unexpected costs associated with medical treatment, counseling, lost wages, funeral expenses and more.
Funding for the program comes from a portion of assessed court costs and fees, parole fees, inmate wages as well as restitution paid by convicted offenders.
News Source: www.Kansas.com