The District Attorney’s Office works diligently to ensure victims of crime have the opportunity to receive monetary compensation for their loss due to the commission of a crime. Upon conviction, the court may require the defendant to pay restitution as part of the sentencing orders. This restitution is provided to victims via the circuit court clerk’s office, ensuring further privacy for victims.
In addition, victims may also apply for the Kansas Crime Victim’s Compensation Board program. If found eligible, the victim may receive reimbursement for medical bills, counseling, funeral costs, crime scene clean up, clothing/bedding loss, and lost wages. The determination of eligibility and reimbursement amount (as well as what loss will be reimbursed) is at the sole discretion of the Kansas Crime Victim’s Compensation Board.
Victims of property crime in Johnson County may also apply for reimbursement through the Johnson County Property Crime Reimbursement Fund. This fund provides reimbursement up to 500 dollars on felony property crime loss and 250 dollars for misdemeanor property crime loss. Eligibility in this program is based upon the crime being charged as a property crime, cooperation with law enforcement and prosecution, there must not be any other means to pay for the repair/replacement of the property, and the loss MUST DIRECTLY result in danger, injury, illness, or loss of livelihood. For more information regarding this program, please contact the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office Victim Assistance Unit at 913-715-3004.