TOPEKA – (August 27, 2021) – An Iola organization has been awarded more than $100,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.
Hope Unlimited, Inc., was awarded grants to support the following programs:
- $38,300 to provide supervised visits and monitored exchanges in a safe, secure and neutral environment.
- $57,000 to provide 24-hour victim services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.
- $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, 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 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.