Victims of violent crime receive financial assistance

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Over $212,000 was awarded to 268 victims of violent crimes at Thursday's Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board July meeting.

Between 134 new cases and 134 previously submitted cases, the board is covering $212,996 in victim's expenses.

The board is part of the Crime Victim's Compensation program, which was established in 1978 to help victims pay for things like medical treatment, funerals, counseling, and lost wages.

The programs funds are provided through portions of court costs, inmate wages, parole fees, and restitution paid by convicted offenders.

For more information about the Crime Victims Compensation program call (785) 296-2359 or go to ag.ks.gov