Board gives more than $215,000 to victims of violent crime

06/13/2014 5:53 PM

06/13/2014 5:54 PM

Victims of violent crime received $215,929.59 in June from the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board.

The board awarded the assistance to 215 victims at its monthly meeting Thursday, according to a news release from the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.

Money was paid in 105 new cases and in 110 previously submitted cases.

Last month, 275 victims received $400,287.73, according to the attorney general’s office.

The program helps victims of violent crime pay for unforeseen expenses, including medical treatments, counseling services, lost wages and burial costs. Awards are limited to $25,000 total. Funding comes from assessed court costs and fines, inmate wages, parole fees and restitution collected.

For more information about the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Program, call 785-296-2359 or go to www.ag.ks.gov.

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