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Crime victims to be honored at upcoming holiday remembrance receptions

Release Date: Nov 25, 2019

TOPEKA – (November 25, 2019) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced his office, in cooperation with the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance, will host receptions in Wichita, Garden City, 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:

Tuesday, December 3

2:00–4:00 p.m.

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

Friday, December 6

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Garden City
First Assembly of God Church Hall
702 Campus Dr.

Tuesday, December 17

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Kansas City
Memorial Hall
600 N. 7thSt. Trafficway

Friday, December 20

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Topeka
Washburn University
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, Convocation Hall
1701 SW Jewell 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 www.ag.ks.gov/remembrance.

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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