Crime victims in three Southeast Arkansas counties received $26,159.54 in September from the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board, according to the attorney general’s office.

Crime victims in three Southeast Arkansas counties received $26,159.54 in September from the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board, according to the attorney general’s office.


Statewide, the board approved $244,743.32 for the month, making awards in 160 new cases, with additional expenses paid in 25 previously submitted cases.


In Jefferson County, the board awarded reparations in nine new cases and made one supplemental award in September, totaling $26,159.54.


One new case was funded in Arkansas County for $125.90, while one new case in Lincoln County received an award of $1,266.


Victims of violent crime in the state are eligible to receive reparations from the board to compensate for unexpected expenses as the result of crime. Victims may receive funds for medical treatment, mental health counseling, lost wages or other related costs.


A part of the funding comes from fines assessed to convicted criminals.


The attorney general’s office administers the Crime Victims Reparations Program, which was established by the Arkansas Legislature in 1987.