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.
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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.