Crime & Courts

Crime victims awarded $210,000 at state board's monthly meeting

Kansas violent crime victims received $210,578.75 in awards at the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board’s September meeting.

Money was paid in 135 new cases and additional expenses were paid in 121 cases, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release. The program, established in 1978, pays up to $25,000 to those suffering unforeseen expenses, including treatment and funeral costs, resulting from violent crimes. It’s funded through court costs, restitution and fees paid by convicted offenders and inmate wages.

For more information, call 785-296-2359 or go to The board meets monthly.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker