Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced that three El Dorado organizations have been awarded grants totaling $63,605 for victims’ service programs.
The grants awarded will fund the following projects:
• Family Life Center of Butler County: $12,050 to provide advocacy for survivors of abuse throughout the criminal and civil process.
• Family Life Center of Butler County: $22,575 to provide shelter and services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
• Sunlight Children’s Advocacy and Rights Foundation: $19,985 to provide primary advocacy and court advocacy for child victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and witnesses to violent crime.
• Tri-County CASA, Inc.: $8,995 to support CASA volunteers to advocate for children who are in court because of abuse or neglect.
“Organizations throughout Kansas are key partners in providing essential services to crime victims,” Schmidt said. “We are proud to support the valuable work of these organizations.”
These grants were awarded from the State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund, Protection from Abuse Fund and State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect, which are financed though district court fines, penalties and forfeitures, district court docket fees for civil procedures, marriage license fees, county court costs and municipal court assessments.
This year, the Attorney General’s Office awarded nearly $2 million in grants to local and state crime victim assistance organizations through the Victims’ Services Grants Program.