Victims Of Violent Crimes Awarded Nearly $200,000 In Kansas Last Week
Nearly $200,000 were awarded to victims of violent crimes by the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board last week.
The amount totaling $197,249.54 was granted in 171 cases, which included 81 new cases and 90 cases that had been previously submitted. According to Derek Schmidt, the Kansas Attorney General, the awards came during the board’s December meeting.
The Crime Victims Compensation Board was established in 1978 to help victims of violent crimes pay unforeseen expenses. The program is funded by assessed court fees, court costs, parole fees and restitution paid by convicts. Payments awarded to victims of violent crimes are limited to a total of $25,000. This consists of a maximum of $5,000 issued for funeral and outpatient mental health counseling each. $10,000 is designated for inpatient mental health treatment and $1,500 is to be used for grief counseling for families of homicide victims.
News Source: www.Kansas.com