2017 News Releases

Crime victims to be honored at upcoming holiday remembrance receptions

Release Date: Nov 28, 2017

TOPEKA – (November 28, 2017) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced his office, in cooperation with the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance, will host receptions in Garden City, Wichita, Kansas City and Topeka 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 schedule for the receptions is as follows:

Monday, December 4

1:00–3:00 p.m.

Garden City
St. Catherine Hospital, Classroom B
401 E. Spruce St.




Wednesday, December 6

10:00 a.m.–Noon

Newman University, Dugan-Gorges Conference Center
3100 W. McCormick St.




Tuesday, December 12

1:00–3:00 p.m.

Kansas City
Kansas City, Kansas, Community College
Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center
6565 State Ave.




Friday, December 15

1:00–3:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall, 2nd Floor Auditorium
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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