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Lonoke County crime victims receive reparations

Lonoke County crime victims received $4,381.01 in reparations from the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board in January, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

In a news release, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said the awards that were made were in five new cases.

Statewide, the Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $260,238.42 to victims of crime in January.

The awards were made in 117 new cases and 36 previously submitted cases.

The board awards compensation to victims of violent crime in the state, with the funds being made available for unexpected expenses such as medical treatment, mental health counseling of funerals.

Awards of up to $10,00 are available, but some victims who receive catastrophic injures may be eligible to receive up to $25,000.

The program is funded by court costs and fees assessed to convicted criminals.

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