TOPEKA — A Great Bend organization has been awarded more than $78,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday.
Family Crisis Center Inc., was awarded grants to support the following programs:
• $18,000 to support the Child Advocacy Center Family Advocacy project, which provides advocacy, support and services for non-offending caregivers and children who are referred to the agency.
• $14,535 to provide advocacy, support and referrals for non-offending caregivers and children who are referred for services.
• $40,406 to provide quality comprehensive services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, their families and friends through supervision, agency management and administrative oversight.
“Organizations across our state do great work to support thousands of crime victims each year,” Schmidt said. “We are proud to support the work of these organizations through the victims services grant programs.”
The awards were made from the Protection from Abuse Fund, State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund and State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect. 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 through 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.
This year, the attorney general’s office awarded nearly $2.2 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 at www.ag.ks.gov.