Crime & Courts

Kansas crime victims get more than $355,000 in May

The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board agreed to pay $355,071.06 to victims of violent crime at its May meeting.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said 276 victims in 145 new cases and 131 cases previously submitted will receive the money to help pay for unexpected counseling, mental health, medical, dependent support and burial costs as well as for lost wages.

The Crime Victims Compensation program is funded through assessed fines and court costs, inmate wages, parole fees and restitution paid by convicts. Awards are capped at $25,000 per case.

For more information, call 785-296-2359 or go to the attorney general’s website at

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