KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Kansas will receive more than $16.8 million in Department of Justice grants to fund victim assistance programs and provide compensation to victims of crime, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said today.
“Promoting justice by providing support to victims of crime is an important part of our mission,” McAllister said. “These funds will be used both to assist victims in the immediate aftermath of crime and to support them over the longer term as they rebuild their lives.”
The grants to Kansas include:
- $750,000 to the Wichita Children’s Home from funds committed to supporting victims of human trafficking.
- $14.9 million for victim assistance to the State of Kansas from the Crime Victims Fund that was established by the Victims of Crime Act.
- $1.15 million to the Office of the Kansas Attorney General for crime victim compensation.
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has released awards totaling more than $1.8 billion to state victims’ assistance and compensation programs to fund thousands of local victim assistance programs across the country and to provide millions of dollars in compensation to victims of crime.
“Advocates, service providers and law enforcement agencies from around the country stand ready to help crime victims exercise their legal rights and reclaim their lives,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “The new funding resources continue the administration’s commitment to providing the support necessary for victims of crime to be able to heal and recover.”