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Compensation board gives $300,000 to victims of violent crimes in Kansas

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 3:23 p.m.

Victims of violent crimes were awarded more than $300,000 from the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board at its April meeting.

The awards, totaling $304,306.80, were given in 182 cases Thursday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release.

Last month victims received $270,410.53.

The board, established in 1978, helps victims of violent crimes pay unforeseen expenses. Payments are limited to $25,000 total. The program is funded by assessed court costs and fines, parole fees and restitution paid by convicts.

To obtain an application for compensation or to see the board’s annual reports, go to www.ag.ks.gov/victim-services/victim-compensation.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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