TOPEKA – (November 22, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced his office, in cooperation with the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance, will host receptions in Topeka, Kansas City, Garden City and Wichita 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.”
This year’s receptions are currently planned to be held in-person, subject to local health orders. The schedule for the receptions is as follows:
|Wednesday, December 1 ||2:00–4:00 p.m. ||Topeka|
1st Floor Rotunda
8th and Van Buren
|Friday, December 3 ||2:00–4:00 p.m. ||Kansas City|
Memorial Hall Ballroom
600 N. 7th St. Trafficway
|Wednesday, December 15 ||2:00–4:00 p.m. ||Garden City|
First Assembly of God Church Hall
702 Campus Drive
|Friday, December 17 ||2:00–4:00 p.m. ||Wichita|
Dugan-Gorges Conference Center
3100 W. McCormick St.
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.