ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES CRIME VICTIMS REPARATIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2009

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March 03, 2009

LITTLE ROCK -Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $291,608.14 in reparations to 129 crime victims during February 2009. Additional expenses were paid in 70 previously submitted cases.
Created by the 76th General Assembly in 1987, the 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 on or after August 1, 1999, the maximum award can be as high as $25,000.
One of the most innovative aspects of the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Program is that a portion of the reparations funding comes from fines imposed on the 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 the awards should be. Dr. Jan Church of Little Rock, Colleen Nick of Alma, Redious Yancy o North Little Rock, Attorney Cory Cox of Little Rock, and Attorney Louis Jones of Fayetteville comprise the Board.

Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board
Activity for February 2009
County Name New Awards Supp Awards Total Payouts
Arkansas 2  $1,413.10
Baxter 1  550.00
Benton 8 5 7,378.28
Boone 1 1 3,244.10
Bradley 1  1,701.72
Carroll 1 3 1,474.71
Clark 2 1 2,435.88
Cleburne 2 1 14,380.59
Cleveland 2  2,238.71
Conway 1  550.00
Craighead 3  7,513.78
Crawford 1  692.88
Crittenden 1  550.00
Dallas 1
Faulkner 5 1 10,414.66
Franklin 1  146.69
Garland 12 3 10,490.73
Greene 2  8,159.28
Hempstead  1 4.32
Hot Spring 1  1,083.13
Independence 1  2,830.41
Jefferson 13 9 61,387.48
Lafayette  1 2,178.08
Lee 1  550.00
Lincoln  1 105.00
Logan 1  349.36
Miller 1 1 7,393.33
Monroe 1  755.05
Montgomery 1  1,030.88
Nevada 1 2 965.30
Newton  1 700.00
Ouachita 1 2 400.92
Phillips 3  10,767.58
Poinsett 1  793.00
Polk 1  224.25
Pope 1 5 7,260.07
Prairie 1  1,082.29
Pulaski 24 23 58,291.05
Saline 2 3 1,380.88
Scott 1  3,468.00
Searcy 1 1 891.88
Sebastian 17  26,530.77
Sevier  1 290.55
St. Francis 1  10,000.00
Stone 1  3,906.87
Union 3  580.00
Washington 3 4 13,072.61
Totals 129 70 $291,608.14

For more information about the Crime Victims Program, call the Crime Victims Hotline at 1-800-448-3014. You can also find information online at www.arkansasag.gov.