Victim / Witness Assistance

About the Program

The Victim/Witness Program of the Finney County Attorney's Office is designed to answer questions and provide assistance to you in dealing with the criminal and juvenile justice system. You will find basic information with an explanation of the steps that are involved in typical criminal and juvenile prosecution cases.

Kansas Crime Victims

A major emphasis in our office is complying with the provisions of the Kansas Victims Bill of Rights. Our duties include prompt notification of all adult public hearings, providing assistance to victims of crime, locating additional resources to assist victims and their families, arranging for witness appearances, and providing support throughout the criminal process. The system is similar in juvenile proceedings.

Services Provided to Victims of Crime

  • Crime Victims Assistance - Helps to ensure efficient and effective Statewide coordination of local crime victim and witness assistance programs and direct assistance to crime victims and their families. The program also educates and trains the public, professionals, and victims' advocates on crime victims' rights. In addition, the program is responsible for administering numerous State and Federal grant funds which provide services to the victims of crime.
  • Crime Victims Compensation Board - Provides victims with financial assistance for loss of earnings and out-of-pocket loss for injuries sustained as a direct result of violent crime. This includes reasonable medical care, mental health counseling, or other services necessary as a result of the injury. In the event of the death of the victim, reasonable medical expenses and the partial cost of funeral, burial or cremation is reimbursable.

How to Apply for Compensation