WICHITA – (April 24, 2015) – A Lawrence-based organization was recognized for its service to crime victims during this week’s Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in Wichita.
The Willow was presented the Outstanding Victim Organization Award by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during an awards ceremony this morning. The Willow was nominated by Christie Brungardt of Jana’s Campaign.
“The Willow continues to do outstanding work in improving the lives of victims of domestic violence,” Brungardt said in her nomination. “Over the six years that my husband and I have been involved in this work, we have watched The Willow Domestic Violence Center grow and continually enhance their services.”
The Kansas Crime Victims Rights Conference was hosted by Attorney General Schmidt and Governor Sam Brownback. The conference featured a number of speakers and trainers focused on raising awareness of emerging crimes and offering new approaches to respond to enduring crimes, such as child abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking.