TOPEKA – (August 27, 2021) – Two Hutchinson organizations have been awarded more than $140,000 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:
- BrightHouse, Inc., $63,000 to provide a secure and controlled environment in which supervised family visits and monitored child exchanges may occur.
- BrightHouse, Inc., $45,554 to provide victim-centered, trauma informed domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy services.
- Horizons Mental Health Center, $26,356 to provide services for victims of crime and teach prevention skills for children in school that are vulnerable to abuse or maltreatment.
- Horizons Mental Health Center, $5,400 for operating expenditures for children’s advocacy centers.
“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, the State Child Exchange and Visitation Centers Fund, the State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund 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 Child Exchange and Visitation Centers Fund is funded through marriage license fees and State General Fund appropriations. The State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund is funded though the remittance of applicable fines, penalties and forfeitures from clerks of the district courts. 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.