Paul D. Cramm

Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board To Give Support To 250 Violent Crime Victims

TOPEKA, Kan. – On Friday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt told that the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board has given financial support to 250 victims of violent crime at its meeting that was held in September.

According to Schmidt, financial help is provided to 114 new cases and financial support was given to 136 previously submitted cases. The total amount given in the form of financial help was $226,783.71 in all cases, showed the new release.

The Crime Victims Compensation program is managed by the Division of Crime Victims Compensation in Schmidt’s office that was started in 1978 to assist victims of violent crimes to pay for their unexpected expenses like the payment of medical bills, mental health counseling, lost wages and funeral expenses.

The claims that are eligible to get financial support are decided by the state’s three-member Crime Victims Compensation Board. Other than that, they also decide how much amount will be given to each claimant.

The funding for the program comes from a part of assessed court costs and fines that offenders pay according to the decision of the court, inmate wages, parole fees and restitution.

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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.