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Barton County Attorney, Crisis Center receive grants
Governor announces federal grants awardees
Family Crisis Center
Governor Kelly announced The Family Crisis Center located at 1924 Broadway Ave, has been awarded federal grants totally $335,927.

TOPEKA – Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Friday that nearly $15 million in federal grants have been awarded to 65 crime victims and survivor services organizations. Included were the Barton County Attorney’s Office receiving $47,944 and the Family Crisis Center receiving $335,927.

The funding is provided by the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance grant program to increase access to justice, to support crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, and to strengthen community safety.

“Crime victims and survivor services are critical to the well-being of impacted Kansans,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “This funding ensures these organizations can continue providing services to get victims and survivors the support and justice they deserve.”

VOCA grants support the emotional, psychological, and physical needs of crime victims and survivors through direct services. 

Services include court advocacy and criminal justice support, provided by law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices; crisis counseling, provided by sexual assault crisis centers and mental health centers; forensic interviews, provided by children’s advocacy centers; and shelter, transportation, and transitional housing, provided by domestic violence programs. 

A total of $14,952,784 was awarded.