Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced three El Dorado-based organizations have been awarded grants totaling $59,500 for victims service programs.
Family Life Center of Butler County was awarded $11,500 to provide support and advocacy to survivors of abuse throughout the criminal and civil process. The organization was also awarded $23,000 to continue 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 was awarded $15,000 to provide primary advocacy and court advocacy for child victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and witnesses to violent crimes.
Tri-County CASA was awarded $10,000 to provide advocacy services to child abuse victims with open court cases. The organization serves Butler, Greenwood and Elk counties.
“The work of our victims service organizations throughout the state ensures that services are available to crime victims in their hour of need,” Schmidt said. “We are proud to support the work of these organizations through the victims services grant programs in our office.”
The grants were awarded from the State Crime Victims Assistance Fund, the Protection from Abuse Fund and the State Crime Victims Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect. The victim services grant programs are funded by state general fund, marriage license fees, district court fines, penalties and forfeitures, county court costs and municipal court assessments.
This year, the Attorney General’s Office awarded more than $2 million in grants to local and state crime victim assistance organizations.