TOPEKA – Family Crisis Center Inc. in Great Bend has been awarded more than $97,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Friday.
The grants will support the following programs in Great Bend and eight area counties:
• $19,750 to support the Child Advocacy Center Family Advocacy project, which provides long-term supportive services, comprehensive and culturally relevant advocacy to non-offending caregivers and children who are both referred to and walk into the agency.
• $14,818 to provide advocacy, support and referrals for non-offending caregivers and children who are referred for services.
• $57,706 to provide quality comprehensive services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, their families, agency management and administrative oversight.
• $5,400 for operating expenditures for children’s advocacy centers.
“Organizations across Kansas do great work every day to support victims of crime,” Schmidt said. “We are proud to support these organizations through the victims services grant programs.”
The awards were made from the Protection from Abuse Fund, State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund, the State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect and the Children’s Advocacy Centers Fund. The Protection from Abuse Fund is funded by State General Fund appropriations, marriage license fees, county court costs and municipal court assessments. The State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund is funded though the remittance of applicable fines, penalties and forfeitures from clerks of the district courts. The State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect is funded through county court costs, municipal court assessments and State General Fund appropriations. The Children’s Advocacy Centers Fund is funded though the remittance of applicable fines, penalties and forfeitures from clerks of the district courts.
This year, the attorney general’s office awarded nearly $2.6 million in grants to local and state crime victim assistance organizations. More information on the grant programs and the full list of award recipients is available on the attorney general’s website atwww.ag.ks.gov.