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Nov. 2010 crime victim reparations announced
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Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $255,687.03 in reparations to 136 crime victims during November. Additional expenses were paid in three previously submitted cases.

The Crime Victims Reparations Program provides compensation for victims' unexpected expenses, including medical treatment, mental health counseling, lost wages, replacement services and funeral expenses. Most awards are limited to $10,000 or less; however, for victims receiving catastrophic injuries resulting in total and permanent disability, the maximum award can be as high as $25,000.

The program was created by the General Assembly in 1987.

For the entire 2009 year, the Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded 1,738 claims for a total payout of $3,821,954.01.

A portion of the reparations funding comes from fines imposed on convicted criminals. Additionally, court costs and fees are a major revenue source for the program.

The Attorney General's Office provides staff to administer the Crime Victims Program under the direction of the Crime Victims Reparations Board. The board members decide which claims can be paid and how much can be awarded. Board members include Dr. Jan Church of Little Rock, Colleen Nick of Alma, Redius Yancy of North Little Rock, and Attorney Louis Jones of Fayetteville.

County New Awards Supp. Awards Total Payouts
Arkansas   1   0   $406.42
Ashley   5   0   $4,498.36
Benton   14   0   $21,146.05
Bradley   7   0   $5,854.87
Carroll   1   0   $196.95
Cleburne   1   0   $1,060.88
Conway   2   0   $313.16
Craighead   8   0   $15,058.30
Crawford   5   0   $13,640.42
Crittenden   1   0   $860.88
Desha   1   0   $2,139.50
Drew   1   0   $860.88
Faulkner   2   0   $3,868.60
Franklin   0   1   $8,278.75
Garland   2   0   $6,811.36
Grant   0   1   $196.56
Hempstead   1   0   $340.00
Independence   1   0   $217.94
Jackson   1   0   $5,458.15
Jefferson   10   0   $31,192.72
Johnson   1   0   $683.00
Madison   2   0   $1,721.76
Mississippi   4   0   $15,438.24
Nevada   1   0   $900.00
Newton   1   0   $860.88
Ouachita   2   0   $1,963.71
Phillips   1   0   $7,500.00
Polk   1   0   $10,000.00
Pulaski   21   1   $16,368.30
Saline   1   0   $1,060.88
Sebastian   14   0   $22,487.26
St. Francis   4   0   $37,462.00
Union   2   0   $2,205.30
Washington   17   0   $14,634.96

TOTAL   136   3   $255,687.03

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