— 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

$49,858

Barton Family Crisis Center

$65,127

Butler Sunlight Child Advocacy Center

$47,904

Cloud North Central Kansas CASA

$13,721

Crawford Children’s Advocacy Center

$45,218

Ford Meadowlark House Child Advocacy Center

$36,805

Harvey Heart to Heart

$57,367

Johnson Children’s Advocacy Centers of Kansas

$58,235

Johnson Sunflower House

$122,091

Leavenworth Alliance Against Family Violence

$44,190

Lyon SOS

$48,863

Reno Horizons Mental Health Center

$67,520

Riley Sunflower CASA Project

$40,954

Saline Child Advocacy and Parenting Services

$40,041

Scott Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center

$52,278

Sedgwick Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County

$115,705

Shawnee LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center

$60,868

  TOTAL

$966,745