— Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced nearly $1 million in grants for the 2017 Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) grant program, which is funded by state general funds. Children’s Advocacy Centers are child-focused, community-oriented programs coordinating investigation and intervention services for abused children by bringing together professionals and agencies in a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary model. These CAC grant awards provide funding to hire and train staff to provide sexual and physical abuse victims with child-sensitive forensic interviews; advocacy services for victims and non-offending caregivers; and coordinate multi-disciplinary case review teams and efforts across systems to enhance services.

2017 Children’s Advocacy Centers Grant Awards

County Organization Name

Grant Award

Allen Hope Unlimited


Barton Family Crisis Center


Butler Sunlight Child Advocacy Center


Cloud North Central Kansas CASA


Crawford Children’s Advocacy Center


Ford Meadowlark House Child Advocacy Center


Harvey Heart to Heart


Johnson Children’s Advocacy Centers of Kansas


Johnson Sunflower House


Leavenworth Alliance Against Family Violence


Lyon SOS


Reno Horizons Mental Health Center


Riley Sunflower CASA Project


Saline Child Advocacy and Parenting Services


Scott Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center


Sedgwick Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County


Shawnee LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center