Governor Kelly Announces Funding to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced more than $2 million in grant awards to improve how the state supports victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, and stalking.
These grants are provided through the Federal Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors Violence Against Women Act Formula Grant Program (S.T.O.P. VAWA). The grant program supports efforts to respond to crimes against women by developing, training, or expanding units of law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, and court personnel, specifically targeting crimes against women.
“We must do all we can to ensure survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault have the support and resources they need to navigate their traumatic experience and demand justice,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “This funding strengthens Kansas’ victim services and legal assistance programs to advance that mission and promote coordinated community responses for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, rape, and stalking.”
Funds from the Federal Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) assist programs in providing victims of sexual assault with crisis intervention and accompaniment and advocacy assistance through the medical and criminal justice processes. The funds also provide educational information to survivors of sexual assault.
Funds are available through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
|2023 S.T.O.P. WAWA Grant Awards|
|County||Organization Name||Grant Award|
|Barton||Family Crisis Center||$47,504|
|Douglas||Douglas County District Attorney’s Office||$68,600|
|Douglas||Douglas County Sheriff’s Office||$16,590|
|Douglas||The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center||$50,444|
|Douglas||The Willow Domestic Violence Center||$46,896|
|Ellis||Northwest Kansas Community Corrections||$35,000|
|Ellis||Options: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services||$27,953|
|Ford||Ford County Attorney’s Office||$66,001|
|Geary||Crisis Center, Junction City Domestic Violence Task Force||$52,530|
|Harvey||Harvey Co. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force||$58,519|
|Jackson||Jackson County Sheriff’s Office||$56,478|
|Johnson||Gardner Police Department||$65,723|
|Riley||Crisis Center, Riley Co. Domestic Violence Task Force||$49,642|
|Sedgwick||Catholic Charities, Harbor House||$66,443|
|Sedgwick||City of Wichita Police Department||$148,672|
|Sedgwick||Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center||$112,243|
|Shawnee||Kansas Bureau of Investigation||$9,000|
|Shawnee||Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence||$81,969|
|Shawnee||Kansas Department of Corrections||$70,000|
|Wyandotte||Friends of Yates||$47,770|
|Wyandotte||Unified Government Legal Department||$100,735|
|Wyandotte||Unified Government District Attorney’s Office||$150,130|