WICHITA – (April 29, 2019) – The Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL) on Friday presented Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt with the organization’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service to Children Award, at its annual meeting at the Wichita Marriott Hotel.
“It’s an honor to receive this recognition from an organization that has made such a strong, positive impact on the lives of so many children across Kansas,” Schmidt said. “I want to thank the Kansas Children’s Service League and look forward to continuing to partner with them to help Kansas kids in the future.”
Schmidt has served as Kansas Attorney General since 2011. During his tenure, the attorney general’s office has renewed and expanded the focus on prosecuting crimes against children and combatting the scourge of human trafficking.
Before being elected attorney general, Schmidt served 10 years as a Kansas State Senator representing the 15th District in Southeast Kansas. During his last six years in the Senate, he served as majority leader for the Republican Caucus. He served as the 2017-2018 president of the National Association of Attorneys General.his tenure, the attorney general’s office has renewed and expanded the focus on prosecuting crimes against children and combatting the scourge of human trafficking.
The award is presented by KCSL to individuals or organizations determined to be “outstanding crusaders for children and families.” KCSL is an advocacy organization dedicated to providing services and advocacy efforts that focus on preventing child abuse, strengthening families and empowering parents and youth. It has provided programs and services, advocated for children and collaborated with public and private agencies to impact the lives of more than 40,000 children and families each year.