Kansas Crime Victims Compensation – VIRTUAL – November 2023

Virtual via Zoom Meeting Platform

Kansas Crime Victims Compensation – Virtual

Audience: KCSDV Member Program Advocates and Staff

Date & Time:

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (CST)


This presentation will discuss Kansas Crime Victims Compensation eligibility requirements, eligible expenses such as relocation, wage loss, or mental health treatment, and the steps 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 Chief, Victim Services Division
Office of Kansas Attorney General Kris W. Kobach

Kristen A. K. Czugala is the Division Chief of the Victim Services Division with the Office of Kansas Attorney General Kris W. Kobach, where she has served since 2019.  Kristen directly oversees the work of the Crime Victims Compensation Board, which 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 as 2nd Vice President on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Crime Victims Compensation Boards and is the Past 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.


Registration Deadline: Monday, November 27, 2023

How to Register:

To register, create an account and login, then select the number of people you want to register and click “Register Now.” If you need assistance registering, contact trainingteam@kcsdv.org.

The link and passcode to join the Zoom will be emailed to all approved registrants prior to the training.


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 or call 785-232-9784. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the training.

Training Technical Requirements:

The link and passcode to join the Zoom will be emailed to all approved registrants prior to the training.

To participate in this virtual training, you should make every attempt to use a computer with a working webcam and microphone, as well as a strong internet connection. If you need assistance with any technology 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.


Jessie Scott 
Training Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Emily Steimel-Handy 
Education & Training Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Sponsored by:

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

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: 1.50 hours

  • Kansas Crime Victims Compensation
     November 29, 2023
     1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.