2016 News Releases

Crime victims to be honored at upcoming holiday remembrance receptions

Release Date: Nov 28, 2016

TOPEKA – (November 28, 2016) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced his office, in cooperation with the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance, will host receptions in Topeka, Kansas City and Wichita in honor and remembrance of crime victims who lost their lives.

“The holiday season can be a difficult time for the families of crime victims,” Schmidt said. “These receptions provide families an opportunity to come together and honor their memories and share support and encouragement.”

The Wichita reception will be Wednesday, December 7, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center at Newman University, 3100 W. McCormick St., sponsored by Newman University.

The Kansas City reception will be Tuesday, December 13, 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 Friday, December 16, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave.

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. More information is available on the attorney general’s website at http://bit.ly/2g3Zaj4.

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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