2014 News Releases

Annual receptions to honor crime victims

Release Date: Dec 10, 2014

TOPEKA – (December 10, 2014) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced his office, in cooperation with the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance, will hold receptions in Topeka, Kansas City and Wichita in honor and remembrance of crime victims who lost their lives.

 “The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for the families of crime victims,” Schmidt said. “It is important that we come together to honor the memory of those who are victims and to show continued support for the families and friends left behind.”

 The Topeka reception will be Friday, December 12, from 1- 3 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave.

 The Kansas City reception will be Tuesday, December 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jack Reardon Civic Center, 500 Minnesota Ave.  The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department is sponsoring this first-time event.

 The Wichita reception will be Thursday, December 18, from 1- 3 p.m. at the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center at Newman University, 3100 W. McCormick St. The Newman University Social Work Club is sponsoring the Wichita event.

 Friends and family members of crime victims are invited to attend and to bring an ornament for an “Angel Tree” in honor of their loved ones. The public is also invited to attend.

 The Victims’ Services Division of the Attorney General’s Office is charged with coordinating statewide victim rights efforts and administering grants and education programs. The division also provides a Kansas crime victims’ rights hotline at (800) 828-9745.

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