The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board yesterday awarded financial assistance to 342 victims of violent crime at its November meeting, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Awards were made in 169 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 173 previously submitted cases. The awards totaled $270,547.37.
The Division of Crime Victims Compensation in Schmidt’s office administers the Crime Victims Compensation program, which was established in 1978 to help victims of violent crime pay for their unexpected expenses such as medical treatment, mental health counseling, lost wages, dependent support and funeral expenses.