TOPEKA – (December 12, 2011) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced his office, in cooperation with the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance, will host a reception this week in honor and remembrance of crime victims.
“The holiday season can be a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones,” Schmidt said. “It can be especially difficult for the family and friends of crime victims. This is a way we can pay tribute to their memories during this season.”
The Topeka reception is scheduled for 2 p.m. on December 14 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. A reception in Wichita was held last week.
The Victims’ Services Division of the Attorney General’s Office is charged with coordinating statewide victim assistance programs and administering grants and education programs.