December 23, 2003 -- Posted at 8:19 AM CDT
LITTLE ROCK, AR --The state Crime Victims Reparations board provided 432-thousand-838 dollars in November to 179 crime victims.
The office of Attorney General Mike Beebe says the largest amount, 113-thousand-652 dollars went to 36 victims of crime in Pulaski County.
In Benton County, ten victims received a total of 40-thousand-561 dollars. Additional expenses were also paid in 131 previously submitted cases. The victim reparations board was created by the Legislature in 1987.
Most awards are limited to a maximum of 10-thousand dollars, except for catastrophic injuries.
Money for the damage awards comes from fines, court costs and fees imposed on convicted defendants.