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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:45:00 +0000
TOPEKA – (February 12, 2016) – The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board yesterday awarded financial assistance to 295 victims of violent crime at its February meeting, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Awards were made in 130 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 165 previously submitted cases. The awards totaled $399,090.73.
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.
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.
A portion of assessed court costs and fines, inmate wages, parole fees and restitution paid by convicted offenders provides funding to the program.
For more information about the Crime Victims Compensation Program call (785) 296-2359 or visit the Attorney General’s website at www.ag.ks.gov.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:58:10 Z
The Kansas Bar Association and the Topeka Bar Association will be hosting a special edition of its "Call-a-Lawyer” night on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Anyone in need of legal advice is encouraged to call the posted WIBW number for information that evening during the 4:30, 5:00, 6:00, 9:00 & 10:00 pm news on channel 13 or their sister station MyTV. The regular "Call-a-lawyer" night phone line will also be open, (800) 928-3111 between 6 and 8 p.m. Callers may speak to volunteer lawyers who are donating their time to answer questions and providing legal advice and information.
The volunteers are members of the KBA and/or the TBA and are able to provide information on many legal issues, including probate, family law (such as child custody, divorce, and adoption), landlord-tenant issues and other matters involving real property and employment (such as wrongful termination, workplace conflicts and employment rights).
The KBA Lawyer Referral Service will not charge a fee for making a referral to one of its pre-screened, insured, experienced lawyers. Its lawyers do not offer pro bono — or free — legal services. Each lawyer will determine the fees charged for legal services, and any caller referred should discuss such rates prior to entering into a representation agreement.
"Call-a-Lawyer” repeats the second Thursday (unless specifically noted) of each month and is designed to help persons in need of legal advice and information or answer questions.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:00:00 GMT
The KRAF Grant Application Submission period has ended for 2016.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 20:30:34 +0000
The project is possible through the Kansas Department of Commerce Workforce AID.
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The Kansas Department of Corrections launches an interactive dashboard, providing a visual data source for the public.
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply for the City of Lorraine located in Ellsworth County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure due to a water main break. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.
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By NetWork Kansas | December 17, 2014 --- As of November 30, 2014, NetWork Kansas has awarded 61 businesses Kansas Capital Multiplier funding totaling more than $10.1 million. This funding complemented an additional $171.1 million in private investment in these businesses.
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