Governor Laura Kelly Awards Over $22M in Grants for Crime Victim Assistance Programs

Governor Laura Kelly today announced that more than $22 million will help groups including law enforcement organizations and sexual assault crisis centers that support crime victims and survivors. The funding is provided by the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance grant program. 

“Survivors of crime deserve the resources and support they need to overcome trauma, achieve stability and independence, and see justice served,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “This funding goes directly to organizations across the state working to accomplish that mission.” 

VOCA grants support the emotional, psychological, and physical needs of crime victims and survivors through direct services such as court advocacy and criminal justice support, provided by law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices; crisis counseling, provided by rape 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 $22,045,285 was awarded to 65 agencies.  

2023 VOCA Grant Awards
County Organization Name Grant Award
Allen Hope Unlimited $337,116
Barton Barton County Attorney’s Office $45,994
Barton Family Crisis Center $560,768
Butler Butler County Attorney’s Office $44,252
Butler Family Life Center $96,834
Butler Sunlight Children’s Services $274,993
Butler Tri-County CASA $57,896
Cloud North Central Kansas CASA $57,403
Crawford Children’s Advocacy Center $87,480
Crawford Safehouse Crisis Center $344,211
Douglas Child Advocacy Center of Douglas County $66,425
Douglas Douglas County CASA $26,570
Douglas Douglas County District Attorney’s Office $59,627
Douglas The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center $308,706
Douglas The Willow Domestic Violence Center $551,378
Ellis Options:  Domestic & Sexual Violence Services $507,950
Finney Family Crisis Services $324,315
Finney Spirit of the Plains CASA $42,207
Ford CASA-Children Worth Saving $87,216
Ford Crisis Center of Dodge City $140,307
Ford Ford County Attorney’s Office $172,185
Ford Meadowlark House Child Advocacy Center $105,396
Geary CASA of the 8th Judicial District $45,255
Harvey CASA:  A Voice for Children $55,970
Harvey Harvey Co. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force $827,388
Harvey Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center $91,569
Johnson CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties $169,656
Johnson Johnson County District Attorney’s Office $113,841
Johnson Mothers Against Drunk Driving $171,596
Johnson Safehome $1,433,980
Johnson Sunflower House $573,314
Leavenworth Alliance Against Family Violence $177,436
Leavenworth First Judicial District CASA Association $227,253
Lyon SOS $590,287
Reno BrightHouse $473,767
Reno Horizons Mental Health Center Child Advocacy Center $146,127
Riley Crisis Center $258,855
Riley Kansas State University $302,034
Riley Riley County Police Department $73,171
Riley Sunflower CASA Project $239,969
Saline Child Advocacy & Parenting Services $191,435
Saline Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas $1,038,019
Scott Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center $798,955
Sedgwick CAC of Sedgwick County $798,759
Sedgwick Catholic Charities, Harbor House $435,069
Sedgwick City of Wichita Police Department $188,518
Sedgwick City of Wichita Prosecutor’s Office $134,047
Sedgwick Roots & Wings CASA $113,772
Sedgwick Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office $62,261
Sedgwick StepStone $288,906
Sedgwick Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center $691,467
Sedgwick Wichita Children’s Home $438,800
Sedgwick Wichita Family Crisis Center $720,773
Seward Liberal Area Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Services $305,227
Shawnee City of Topeka Police Department $63,288
Shawnee Disability Rights Center of Kansas $734,092
Shawnee Kansas Department of Corrections $769,532
Shawnee Kansas Legal Services $803,566
Shawnee LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center $97,451
Shawnee YWCA Center for Safety & Empowerment $433,426
Wyandotte Friends of Yates $801,899
Wyandotte Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault $1,252,718
Wyandotte The Family Conservancy $194,041
Wyandotte Unified Gov’t of Wyandotte Co/KS City KS–Police Dept. $362,749
Wyandotte Veronica’s Voice $55,818
  TOTAL $22,045,285