TOPEKA – (August 27, 2021) – A Leavenworth organization has been awarded more than $77,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.
First Judicial District CASA Association was awarded grants to support the following programs:
- $18,000 to assist child victims of abuse and neglect through advocacy and to provide advocacy services directed at reducing the incidence of child abuse and neglect.
- $54,500 to increase, enhance and expand services to children and families in need of supervised visitation or monitored exchange services.
- $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 Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect, 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 Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect is funded through county court costs, municipal court assessments and State General Fund appropriations. 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.