2015 News Releases

Crime victims to be honored at upcoming holiday remembrance receptions

Release Date: Nov 30, 2015

TOPEKA – (November 30, 2015) – 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 memories of those we have lost are especially strong during the holiday season,” Schmidt said. “Every year, I am inspired by the families who come together at these events to honor those memories and share support and encouragement with one another.”

The Kansas City reception will be Monday, December 7, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Jack Reardon Civic Center, 500 Minnesota Ave., sponsored by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department.

The Topeka reception will be Wednesday, December 9, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave.

The Wichita reception will be Monday, December 14, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center at Newman University, 3100 W. McCormick St., sponsored by Newman University.

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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