TOPEKA – (March 18, 2014) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced the reappointment of Allen County Commissioner Thomas R. Williams as a member of the Crime Victims Compensation Board (CVCB).
“Tom Williams is a well-respected former law enforcement officer who has served with distinction on the state’s Crime Victims Compensation Board,” Schmidt said. “I am grateful he has agreed to continue serving in this capacity.”
Williams served as sheriff of Allen County from 2005 to 2013, when he became an Allen County commissioner. He began his law enforcement career in his hometown with the Arkansas City Police Department and then served 20 years in the Kansas Bureau of Investigation prior to being elected sheriff. Williams has also taught criminal justice classes at Allen County Community College.
Schmidt first appointed Williams to the Board in September 2011. His reappointment will be to a term ending in March 2018. His nomination must be confirmed by the Kansas State Senate.
The three-member CVCB provides victims with financial assistance for loss of earnings and out-of-pocket loss for injuries sustained as a direct result of violent crime. This includes reasonable medical care, mental health counseling or other services needed as a result of injury. In the event of death of the victim, reasonable medical expenses and the partial cost of a funeral, burial or cremation is reimbursable. The Crime Victims Compensation Board is organized within the Attorney General’s Office.