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Remembrance Receptions honor victims of homicide

by KDOC News — last modified Dec 18, 2017 08:15 AM
As a way to help them remember and celebrate lost loved ones, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and victim service providers met with family and friends of homicide victims at four remembrance receptions this month, in Wichita, Kansas City, Topeka, and for the first time, in Garden City.

Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Secretary Joe Norwood attended the Victim Services Remembrance Receptions and spoke of the efforts the agency makes to assist crime victims.

“Support of victims of crime is part of our mission, and we are looking for ways to be more victim-centered,” Norwood said.

“Nothing we can say can take away the hurt of losing a loved one, but we have a dedicated and compassionate staff who are ready to work with you as you deal with that loss”

The events were sponsored by the Attorney General and by the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance (KOVA).

A slide show honoring homicide victims and Angel Trees with ornaments dedicated to the deceased were among the features of the events.

The KDOC offers a toll-free hotline for crime victims in need of assistance. Call 866-404-6732 or go to https://www.doc.ks.gov/victim-services for more information.

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