TOPEKA – (December 6, 2012) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced his office, in cooperation with the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance, will host receptions in honor and remembrance of crime victims.
“The holidays can be a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones,” Schmidt said. “It can be especially difficult for the family and friends of crime victims. This is a way we can honor their memories during this season.”
Receptions are planned in Wichita tomorrow and in Topeka next week. As part of the program, friends and family members of crime victims have been invited to attend and to bring ornaments for an “Angel Tree” in honor of their loved ones.
The Victims’ Services Division of the Attorney General’s Office is charged with coordinating statewide victim assistance programs and administering grants and education programs. The division also provides a Kansas crime victims’ rights hotline: 1-800-828-9745.