Kansas victims of violent crime were awarded $310,704.39 at the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board’s August meeting.
The amount is to be paid in 248 cases – half of them new and half previously submitted, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release. The three-member board meets monthly to review eligible victim claims and determine awards. It was established in 1978 to aid crime victims with unforeseen expenses.
In July, the board paid $207,805.33 in 217 cases.
Awards are limited to $25,000. Eligible expenses include costs for funerals, medical treatment, mental health counseling, lost income and dependent support. Court costs and fines, inmate wages, parole fees and restitution fund the program.
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