Kansas violent crime victims awarded $296,245
A total of 233 victims of violent crimes in Kansas were awarded a sum of $296,246 from the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board on Thursday. According to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, this was its February meeting.
According to the release, financial support was issued to 114 new cases and 119 previously submitted cases. Payments were issued for funeral expenses, outpatient mental health counseling, inpatient mental health treatment and in grief counseling for families of homicide victims. Payments were limited to $25,000 total, with up to $5,000 issued for funeral expenses and outpatient mental health counseling each, $10,000 for inpatient mental health treatment and $1,500 each for grief counseling.
The Crime Victims Compensation Board was established in 1978 to help victims of violent crimes pay for unexpected expenses. The program is funded by court fines and fees paid by convicts along with parole fees and restitution paid by them.
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