WEBINAR – Kansas Crime Victims Compensation – September 2021

Kansas Crime Victims Compensation – Webinar

Audience: KCSDV Member Program Advocates & Staff Only

Sponsored by:

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Webinar Description 

This presentation will discuss Kansas Crime Victims Compensation eligibility requirements, eligible expenses such as relocation, wage loss, or mental health treatment, and the steps taken to process applications.  An update on recent legislative changes will be provided, as well as tips for Victim Advocates to assist victims of crime with the application process.  Advanced case scenarios will be presented for attendees to work through together and ample time will be provided for Q & A from attendees.

Participants will understand the following concepts:

  • The purpose and operation of the Crime Victims Compensation Board
  • Offenses that are compensable crimes
  • Requirements that determine a victim’s eligibility to receive benefits
  • Expenses covered by the Crime Victims Compensation Board
  • How victims can receive compensation through application procedures


Kristen A. K. Czugala
Director, Division of Crime Victims Compensation
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt

Kristen A. K. Czugala is the Director of the Division of Crime Victims Compensation with the Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, where she has served since 2019.  This Division provides financial assistance to victims of violent crime throughout the state of Kansas in order to help alleviate the financial burden of victimization.  Kristen serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Crime Victims Compensation Boards and is the current President of the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance.  Prior to joining the Office of the Attorney General, she served as Supervisor and Victim Advocate with the Kansas City Kansas Police Department’s Victim Services Unit for more than 11 years.  She holds a M.A. in Sociology: Criminology & Gender Studies and a B.S. in Sociology: Criminology Option from Kansas State University.


Date & Time

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (CST)


Registration Deadline:
Friday, September 24, 2021

How to Register:

Click HERE to Register

Approved registrants will receive a Zoom link.


We are committed to creating environments where we see our own and each other’s full humanity and everyone has the ability to thrive and fulfill their full potential in learning environments. Every effort will be made to ensure equitable access at this event.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact trainingteam@kcsdv.org. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.

Training Technical Requirements

Webcam:  A webcam is encouraged for participation from all registrants. If you need assistance with webcam access, please contact trainingteam@kcsdv.org.

  • Zoom Platform: We recommend that you have the most current version of the Zoom client on your computer. If you already have Zoom loaded, please be sure you have updated to the newest version from this page.
  • Chrome: The Connect site works best with the Google Chrome browser. You can use another web browser, but some features may not work as well. You can download the Chrome Browser from this page.


Teresa Gallegos

This grant project is supported by the State General Fund for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as administered by the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication, program, or exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of the Kansas Governor.

Total Training Hours: 1.5

  •  September 28, 2021
     10:00 am - 11:30 am
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