Kansas awards a total of $274,000 from offenders to 126 crime victims
TOPEKA – One hundred and twenty six Kansas crime victims who filed claims with the state attorney general’s office were awarded a total of $274,000 by the state board.
During the monthly meeting of the Kansas Crime Victim’s Compensation Board, funds were given to the victims. By this program, victims of violent crimes are supported to pay for unexpected expenses like cost of medical treatment, mental health services, lost wages and funeral costs. Awards are given from money obtained from convicted offenders like court fees, inmate wages, parole fees and restitution. To each victim, the board can award up to $25,000.
The number of cases covered by the awards given in July is forty three and other than that, it also covered eighty three cases that were previously submitted.
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