Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $15M for 65 Crime Victim Assistance Agencies

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that nearly $15 million in federal grants have been awarded to 65 crime victims and survivor services organizations. The funding is provided by the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance grant program to increase access to justice, to support crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, and to strengthen community safety.

“Crime victims and survivor services are critical to the well-being of impacted Kansans,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “This funding ensures these organizations can continue providing services to get victims and survivors the support and justice they deserve.”

VOCA grants support the emotional, psychological, and physical needs of crime victims and survivors through direct services. Services include court advocacy and criminal justice support, provided by law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices; crisis counseling, provided by sexual assault crisis centers and mental health centers; forensic interviews, provided by children’s advocacy centers; and shelter, transportation, and transitional housing, provided by domestic violence programs.

A total of $14,952,784 was awarded.

2024 VOCA Grant Awards
County Organization Name Grant Award
Allen Hope Unlimited $158,919
Barton Barton County Attorney’s Office $47,944
Barton Family Crisis Center $335,927
Butler Family Life Center $62,663
Butler Sunlight Children’s Services $157,936
Butler Tri-County CASA $19,805
Cloud North Central Kansas CASA $34,413
Crawford Children’s Advocacy Center $52,169
Crawford Safehouse Crisis Center $203,912
Douglas Child Advocacy Center of Douglas County $41,003
Douglas Douglas County CASA $17,677
Douglas Douglas County District Attorney’s Office $64,571
Douglas The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center $182,726
Douglas The Willow Domestic Violence Center $263,559
Ellis Options:  Domestic & Sexual Violence Services $308,841
Finney Family Crisis Services $200,973
Finney Spirit of the Plains CASA $29,347
Ford CASA-Children Worth Saving $40,370
Ford Crisis Center of Dodge City $84,184
Ford Ford County Attorney’s Office $188,323
Ford Meadowlark House Child Advocacy Center $60,623
Geary CASA of the 8th Judicial District $27,989
Harvey CASA:  A Voice for Children $34,648
Harvey Harvey Co. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force $503,189
Harvey Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center $42,188
Johnson CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties $110,192
Johnson Johnson County District Attorney’s Office $123,038
Johnson Mothers Against Drunk Driving $156,974
Johnson Safehome $843,045
Johnson Sunflower House $358,091
Leavenworth Alliance Against Family Violence $121,647
Leavenworth First Judicial District CASA Association $135,163
Lyon SOS $335,327
Reno BrightHouse $296,737
Reno Horizons Mental Health Center Child Advocacy Center $90,276
Riley Crisis Center $152,501
Riley Kansas State University $266,477
Riley Riley County Police Department $81,623
Riley Sunflower Children’s Collective $151,631
Saline Child Advocacy & Parenting Services $133,950
Saline Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas $655,084
Scott Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center $479,409
Sedgwick CAC of Sedgwick County $494,209
Sedgwick Catholic Charities, Harbor House $285,702
Sedgwick City of Wichita Police Department $188,092
Sedgwick City of Wichita Prosecutor’s Office $139,062
Sedgwick ICT SOS $89,435
Sedgwick Roots & Wings CASA $77,893
Sedgwick Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office $69,502
Sedgwick StepStone $165,605
Sedgwick Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center $399,166
Sedgwick Wichita Children’s Home $263,280
Sedgwick Wichita Family Crisis Center $445,728
Seward Liberal Area Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Services $198,382
Shawnee City of Topeka Police Department $66,671
Shawnee Disability Rights Center of Kansas $721,820
Shawnee Kansas Department of Corrections $815,227
Shawnee Kansas Legal Services $789,824
Shawnee LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center $47,469
Shawnee YWCA Center for Safety & Empowerment $244,741
Wyandotte Friends of Yates $462,119
Wyandotte Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault $783,593
Wyandotte The Family Conservancy $116,624
Wyandotte Unified Gov’t of Wyandotte Co/KS City KS–Police Dept. $371,541
Wyandotte Veronica’s Voice $62,035
  TOTAL $14,952,784