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Kansas Provides Hundreds Of Violent Crime Victims With Monetary Support

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In a May meeting today, the Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board awarded financial assistance to 378 victims of violent crime. The awards totaled $365,953.52. The Crime Victims Compensation program 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. The state’s three-member Crime Victims Compensation Board determines claims that are eligible for payment and how much money will be awarded to each claimant. Awards are limited to a maximum total amount of $25,000 with limitations of $5,000 for funeral expense, $5,000 for outpatient mental health counseling, $10,000 for inpatient mental health treatment and $1,500 for grief counseling for family survivors of homicide victims.

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