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Crime victims to be honored at remembrance receptions

Release Date: Dec 12, 2023
TOPEKA – (December 12, 2023) –Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach today announced that his office, in cooperation with the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance, will host receptions in Wichita, Kansas City, and Topeka in honor and remembrance of crime victims who lost their lives.

"The holiday season can be a challenging time for the families of crime victims who find themselves celebrating with an empty chair at the table," Kobach said. "These receptions remember the lives of victims and let families know that while they may be hurting, they have our support, encouragement, and firm commitment to honoring the memory of their loved ones."

The schedule for receptions is as follows:

December 13

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Newman University
Dugan-Gorges Conference Center
3100 W. McCormick St., Wichita

Kansas City
December 15

Memorial Hall Ballroom
600 N. 7th St. Trafficway, Kansas City, KS

December 20

Washburn University
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
17th and College Ave., Topeka

Friends and family of crime victims are invited to attend and to bring an ornament for an "Angel Tree" in honor of their loved one. The public is also invited to attend. RSVPS are requested and can be made by calling (800)828-9745 or by email at


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