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