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AG Schmidt to honor crime victims at annual receptions

TOPEKA – (December 4, 2013) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced his office, in cooperation with the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance, will host receptions in Wichita and Topeka in honor and remembrance of crime victims who lost their lives due to a crime.

“The holidays can be a difficult time for the families of crime victims,” Schmidt said. “These receptions give families the opportunity to honor their loved ones during this season.”

The Wichita reception is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, December 6, at Newman University Dugan-Gorges Conference Center, 3100 W. McCormick Street. 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 Wichita event is sponsored by the Newman University School of Social Work.

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

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.