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AG Derek Schmidt announces grants for El Dorado organizations

Release Date: Aug 27, 2021

TOPEKA – (August 27, 2021) – Three El Dorado organizations have been awarded more than $90,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

The grants were awarded to support the following programs:

  • Family Life Center of Butler County, $15,718 to provide support and advocacy for the rapid re-housing program. 
  • Family Life Center of Butler County, $30,200 to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.  
  • Sunlight Children’s Advocacy and Rights Foundation, $28,969 to provide primary and court advocacy for child victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and witnessing violent crime, as well as support for their families. 
  • Sunlight Children’s Advocacy and Rights Foundation, $5,400 for operating expenditures for children’s advocacy centers.
  • Tri-County CASA, Inc., $9,850 to train volunteers who provide advocacy services to victims of child abuse and neglect with an open case in family or juvenile court. 

“Organizations across Kansas do great work every day to support victims of crime,” Schmidt said. “We are proud to support these organizations through the victim 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 $2.3 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.

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